Tag Archives: adoption

The Day I Finally Cracked

Today was my hardest day.  I didn’t think it would be – I’d got this far with barely a lump in the throat, so focused I was on Daniel and how he was, and had assumed I was home and dry. What is that annoying saying?  Something about pride and falls? We arrived at the […]

Day 1 in Ust

We slept fantastically well and still woke up tired. The lovely Dinara met us at 10am at the hotel and she called the director of the babyhouse whilst Daniel and I sat and watched anxiously… “She’s out, call back in 30 mins” So we tried again and my Russian though rusty could make out “I […]

What can I tell prospective adopters about parenting via adoption? Or the TOO LONG post.

You will be drawn to and feel a kinship towards other adoptive families. It never occurred to me beforehand that adoptive families might have anything in common.  I couldn’t imagine feeling much in common with families who’s children were delivered by caesarian section just because mine was.  But it isn’t that simple.  Adopting is a […]

One Autumn Afternoon

This time six years ago I was waiting. I had been waiting for nearly 6 years so it seems nicely symetrical to talk a bit about my wait now. Six years ago, my full dossier which had taken more than two years to prepare, had been submitted and approved by the Ministry of Education of […]

Helpful Hints 1 – What not to say to an adoptive parent.

You’re so brave (particularly when accompanied by slightly soulful expression) You’re so wonderful (quite true, I am, for so many reasons it would be hard to list them all.  But not sure of the relevance to my child’s adoption) Is this your adopted son?  Or at least not unless you are prepared for the answer – “Yes. […]

Single With Kids Campfest

Last weekend we made our annual pilgrimage to Wicksteed for the last camp of the year… the Single with Kids Campfest. http://www.singlewithkids.co.uk/  For the uninitiated a Campfest is a large mass camping trip. I’m not really a natural camper. I like running water and beds and electricity and room service and not having to build your own bedroom before […]