We've said some goodbyes over the last two weeks. Firstly to our Social Worker who came to the end of her placement for her course, so has moved on. She has to finish her course with dissertations and other such academic things, then she'll be starting her new job. We have enjoyed working with her … Continue reading Goodbyes and Hellos
Stage 2 Adoption Assessment: Session 4 - a one on one interview with the social worker. This was the first session where I felt a bit anxious beforehand. I was fine until OH (who had his the day before mine) told me a couple of the questions that he was asked. My response being "I have … Continue reading The Interrogation?
Education, Work, Drugs, Smoking and Alcohol - a heady mix for our second session with the social worker! We talked through our education and how we found school in general, including whether we were bullied and how we handled it, and how that would translate into dealing with the bullying of a child of our … Continue reading Stage 2 Assessment – Session 2
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!
Just as I was starting to think about looking into some form of cryogenic suspension so that I could be woken up when the adoption agency had done something with our Stage 1 workbook my partner got a phone call from one of the social workers. (Let's just say "Patient" wasn't one of the 5 … Continue reading Glacial Feedback
I had a night of no sleep whatsoever, too many thoughts of adoption keeping me awake! The books I ordered arrived yesterday, and reading through some of the stories in them it occurred to me that there is very little material on the new two stage adoption process which got implemented last year. So I … Continue reading Sleepless Thoughts