A is for…..

In a bid to make me blog every day I’m picking up this meme from <a href=”http://belladia.typepad.com/bella_dia/2007/07/encylopedia-of-.html”>BellaDia </a>to make an “Encyclopedia of Me”. Every day I post something about me based on the next letter of the alphabet so here we go with A

A is for Adoption&nbsp;&nbsp; 

This word seems to have been dominating the lives of my DH and I for ever. We first enquired about the possibility of adopting in February 2006 and since that time we have been on preparation courses, had our house assessed, been interviewed about every aspect of our lives and attitudes to parenting, had our friends and family complete references and be interviewed and we finally feel like we are getting near the end of the process.

We have one more interview with our social worker and then she has to write a report based on all the information gathered to go to a panel of experts (social workers, doctors, teachers, foster carers, adopters etc) who decide whether or not we are suitable.

All being well we should have our panel on 28th September and then we wait to be matched with suitable children. It;s starting to feel a little more real now and we’ve even begun to decorate rooms and child-proof the house and garden.

Wanting and hoping for a family has been such a big part of our lives for so long that it’s hard to imagine now that it might actually happen.

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One Reply to “A is for…..”

  1. What a wonderful idea for a meme! I may have to borrow it sometime. 🙂

    Good luck with the adoption process. My two-year-old daughter’s best friend was adopted (from China), and her parents went through similar screenings, paperwork, checkups, visits, etc. Bureaucracy can be nightmarish, but ultimately this whole process is to make sure kids and parents are matched well, so it’s worth it. Hang in there!


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