WHAT WE’VE LEARNT – OUR ADOPTION BLOG

Welcome to our little blog. We wanted to share some of our thoughts, experiences and things that we’ve learnt being adoptive parents, in the hope that it can help others. There will be all sorts of things in here about courses we’ve been on, books we’ve read, money saving tips along with general updates about the site.

In a few places, we will talk about certain things that we’ve bought as gifts or were gifted to us, we’ve linked to those in the adoption gifts section of the site as well for ease of reference in case anything interests you.

This page shows our 5 latest blogs, you can see more by following the ‘Older Entries’ link at the bottom of the page.

Less than 36 Hours

Less than 36 Hours

Less than 36 hours until we see if we’ve won the grand prize in the #bigbuschallenge! For our little online shop & blog the prize is just earth shattering, a £250,000 bus advertising campaign would literally change our lives. Here’s to hoping that on top of it being #nationaladoptionweek, we can celebrate a success for an adoption based company!!

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National Adoption Week

National Adoption Week

As a proud adoptive parent of siblings we’re very excited to celebrate National Adoption Week, where this years focus is on sibling relationships! If you’ve ever considered adoption – now is the time!

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Contact and heartache

Contact and heartache

As an adoptive parent, we have a lot to contend with.  First there is the heartache and grieving that many adopters have as they come to terms with the fact for one reason or another they cannot have birth children, then there is the ‘process’ we have to go through to adopt (how many embarrassing questions can you think of and how many exes will they insist on contacting for character references – because my ex really has positive things to say about me!!!), then there is the waiting for the right kids, and sometimes (although not in all circumstances) there are false starts (kids reviewed that for one reason or another will not be suitable ) and then there is the waiting to actually meet the kids who will be coming home with you.  It’s a long, hard, soul wrenching journey.

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One week to go!

One week to go!

Well it’s one week to go until we find out if we’ve won the BIG BUS CHALLENGE http://thebigbusblog.tumblr.com/.  It’s our little card shop against the likes of McDonalds, Greggs, Adidas and the might of their design agencies, Saatchi, Proximity etc.  So fingers crossed everyone we need all the good luck we can get!!

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