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I’m still alive!

21 Jun

It’s been a while huh?

The darling husband and I are now coming to the end of our Home Study. It’s amazing how much time and energy it seems to take. Don’t under estimate how much the process will take out of you! Just to catch you all up before I start posting regularly again.

As previously mentioned, we’re at the end of our Home Study. We’ve had about seven meetings with our Social Worker. I wasn’t quite as prepared as I thought I was for the delving that would occur. Going back to our childhoods was interesting, and then making plans for death/separation was kind of stressful. But we’re on the home stretch now!

I’m still unemployed! I was made redundant in March and have still no found another job. I’m looking into becoming self-employed as I’m very aware that any job I do take would be temporary due to the adoption.

The major DIY projects that we had left are slowly getting finished. The back garden actually looks like a back garden now rather than an overflow from a scrap yard! When it’s all done I’ll post up some before and after shots.

I think that is pretty much everything. I’m planning to write more about what we’ve covered for our PAR in the next few days but I need to go back through all our homework to work it all out.

Roll on September!


Full Steam Ahead

18 Apr

I don’t quite know where the last three weeks have disappeared to. After being made redundant from my job I thought I’d have loads of spare time. Apparently not! Every day recently has been full of job interviews, seeing family, DIY etc. But it’s served a good purpose.

Today we met our very own social worker. She came over to get to know us and what kind of child we were looking for, to see the house etc. We also booked in all our home study appointments for the next few months. And most importantly, our Adoption Panel Date…

Thursday 5th September 2013.


139 days.


3336 hours!!!

It’s not that long.

After waiting so long to get to this point, it seems as the end is only around the corner!

In the meanwhile we have homework to do. Family trees, an eco-map of our support network, a complete chronology of every major event/person in our lives plus finishing off the DIY projects around the house. I have a feeling that even if I don’t find a job this summer, it will be gone in a blink of eye.

One more blink closer to our little one being home….