We’re really doing this?

We heard quickly that we had passed the mini assessment and that Social Services wanted to proceed with our application. We were told we would have to wait a couple of weeks to be appointed a social worker and that they would then be in touch. Continue reading


One amazing woman

Whilst waiting to hear if we had successfully passed the mini assessment, I started thinking a lot about everything that had happened that had led me to this place right now. Of course, I wanted more children and given the birth and miscarriage that I had experienced, it seemed a logical step, but as I mentioned before adopting had been something I had always thought of doing. Continue reading

The Process Begins …

It took four months to hear back from Social Services that they had completed most of the checks that had to be done. They then told us that they would like to send a Social Worker out to conduct a ‘mini assessment’ of us. The mini assessment is a short version of the home study, the process of the social worker visiting you over a few months to build up an application form to submit to panel, which ultimately helps them decide if you should or should not adopt. Continue reading


Making An Application

8th February

Tonight we attended the open evening and were happily surprised. We expected to be scared off by the whole process, but instead we’re now more determined than ever to do this. It was sad to sit in this room and see other couples who had no children at all and who had possibly been through hell to even get to this point. It made me realise how lucky we were to have our daughter, and also how fantastic it would be for us to have another child too. Continue reading


Shall We Do This?

6th February 2005

Well, we are taking the plunge! After years of talking about adoption and sending off for information, we’ve decided that now is the right time. Continue reading


Starting the journey

When at the age of 18 I met and fell in love with Peter, we developed a strong relationship quickly. I believed he was the person I would spend the rest of my life with and we made plans for the future from the very early days. I told him that one day I’d like to adopt and he said that he had often thought that he may not be able to have children and if that was the case he would love to adopt too. Continue reading


In the beginning …

Unlike many people, my childhood was pretty awesome. No major incidences (other than a dog bite and a couple of illnesses!), brought up by my mum and dad with two big brothers to look out for me, I was fortunate enough to have a childhood full of happy Christmases, lovely holidays and most importantly laughter. Continue reading