Book Review 3:  A book for the adults this time!

Book Review 3: A book for the adults this time!

Age:  Prospective Adopters, Foster Carers, Adopters, or anyone working with children of Trauma! I first read this book when I was a prospective adopter.  Of the many many books recommended by Social Services, I particularly loved this one.  It was a very easy book to...
The gloom of winter lifts!

The gloom of winter lifts!

Well I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly enjoying the summer like weather we’ve been blessed with this last few days! Certainly our kids have thoroughly enjoyed it too! The other day they actually had their 1st Day going to school WITHOUT a coat! They squealed...
Adopting an annual holiday!

Adopting an annual holiday!

So I missed the shout out last week on The Open Nest…. It was asking for blogs about how far you’ve come. This is an interesting topic given that in some ways as I feel that in we’ve not come far in respect of external service providers….. especially as on Friday...
Difficulty in telling the truth

Difficulty in telling the truth

Well I know I’m not alone in struggling with this issue and I know even birth children do it….. but lying has become a habit for Owl. It’s happening on a fairly regular basis, and usually over things that are just ridiculous. Sadly it’s leading to a LOT of distrust...
The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

First of all HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all. For us it was actually an amazing Christmas. Full of panto’s, carol services, school nativities, presents and family. I can honestly say it was the best Christmas with Owl & Lark since they arrived! Having said that……. Here...
Adoption Support Services will they really come?

Adoption Support Services will they really come?

So it’s been a couple of weeks since my last full blog. It’s because we’re going through a really tough time with Owl. But I don’t really want to chat about that this week ….. I want to chat about ‘the system’. ‘The system’ being the process by which we adopted Owl...