If you're a foster carer you'll be overly familiar with what an IRO is. If you're an adopter you may not know. Every child that is in care will usually have an IRO - Independent Reviewing Officer. They are meant to be there, amongst other things, to ensure that the best interests of the child … Continue reading Turning The Tables – IRO
Sometimes we concentrate too much on the negatives, some call this pessimism, others realism. We shout when we want to change something, but stay silent when things are good. It is seen everywhere including with adopters. I am guilty of this. I have written many posts detailing the bad time we had during our matching … Continue reading Where’s the Positivity?
In the current adoption climate adopters being linked with a child and then having that link severed is becoming all the more common. I'm going to revisit the worst part of our adoption journey from a less emotional point of view, in the hope that our experiences will help others that may be going through the same: … Continue reading When Things Go Wrong