A Whirlwind of Appointments

Like many parents this year has been nothing short of living in the eye of the storm or riding a rollercoaster that you just want to get off so everything can just calm down for a while. We have had the drama of home learning, followed by the return to school but not really resemblingContinue reading “A Whirlwind of Appointments”

Sometimes it’s just the little things

I need to start by saying that this post isn’t so much about adoption other than the way it made me realise again how much we need the support of others at different times in our parenting. The Gremlin came home from school yesterday evening really excited that the following day the poppy resources forContinue reading “Sometimes it’s just the little things”

Did they have to share everything?

Like many thousands of other children right across the UK, our kids have recently gone back to school after a prolonged period of home learning due to Covid-19. We were inundated with emails and letters from the school explaining the different procedures that would be in place to ensure the safety of our kids fromContinue reading “Did they have to share everything?”

FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder)

I realise that this issue will not affect every adopter but it is a disability that is very close to my own heart. September 9th is recognised as international FASD day and the date was chosen to represent the 9 months that a baby is developing in the womb. According to the National Organisation forContinue reading “FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder)”

We need to build a motorway (explaining the brain to Sproglet)

Let me start this post by clearly pointing out that I am not a neuroscientist or specialist and there are a million professionals (well possibly not that many but you get my drift) who have written countless books on the subject. I am not going to even attempt to use all the official terms andContinue reading “We need to build a motorway (explaining the brain to Sproglet)”

This is what regression could look like

For anyone who has attended any adoption training run by a Local Authority or Adoption Agency you are likely to have heard that children who have suffered trauma may regress. I admit when I first heard about this I was a little bit intrigued and wondered myself what that could look like and whether IContinue reading “This is what regression could look like”

But you could use it mumma!

So this is the leaflet that dropped through our front door this morning. It arrived with some other junk mail but this was the one leaflet that the kids were really excited about, more so than the many offerings of fast food. I should have realised at this point that they were planning something orContinue reading “But you could use it mumma!”

When a school goes above & beyond

At the time of writing this, Sproglet is due to start Secondary School in September. Whether he actually starts full time or on a staggered time table is as yet undecided as a result of the current Covid pandemic. That’s probably a whole other post for another time about the pressure of having a childContinue reading “When a school goes above & beyond”

What’s an Adoption Information Event?

For anyone who has considered whether adoption could be right for them, you will need to make that initial phone call or send that email to your local authority or chosen adoption agency to tell them that you are interested in finding out some more information. They are likely to want some details from youContinue reading “What’s an Adoption Information Event?”