During our blip one of the minor reasons that was first suggested as to why we wouldn't be a suitable family for our children was that we had two dogs. For the time being I will ignore the fact that this was stated in our Prospective Adopters Report and that we were initially approached by Social … Continue reading Children and Dogs
Yesterday was crunch day. The day that our assessment has been leading up to over the past few months - PANEL DAY! It doesn't matter how much people tell you that Approval Panel isn't as daunting as it seems, that we'll be fine, that it's not that bad etc, etc. Until you're in there speaking to … Continue reading Approval Panel
It has been about 2 weeks since my last post and of the three things that I said we expected to happen in that time have happened. For the most part at least. We received the draft copy of the PAR. For those of you unfamiliar with what a PAR is, it is basically all … Continue reading Connections
This past week and bit has been eventful in some ways and really not in others. We attended some training on Tuesday about how the matching process works both from ours and the children's perspectives. It seems like we've inadvertently already started this process even though we're not approved yet. We have signed up to … Continue reading Matching & Marriage
Since being told we had a place on the October Preparation Group it has been total radio silence from the adoption agency. We know the dates that is it happening, but we don't know where it is, what time it starts, if we need to do anything in preparation or if we need to take … Continue reading No Contact! Contact!