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The ups and down of an adoptive family venturing in the world of child fostering. Follow this board to read of new articles on our blog, or visit us @ http://fulltimetired.com

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I was inadvertently warned that, sometimes, you don't fall in love with your adopted child straight away. Sometimes love takes time. Dont Fall In Love, Falling In Love, Love Takes Time, Adopting A Child, Love At First Sight, The Fosters, Tired, Tuesday, Adoption

Is adoption love at first sight?

I was inadvertently warned that, sometimes, you don't fall in love with your adopted child straight away. Sometimes love takes time.

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Survival Guide to Adoption Acronyms

We put together a list containing some of the most recurring acronyms used in adoption and a short explanation for each, in the hope that it might help new recruits in deciphering the lingo.

The Adoption and Fostering Weekly Round-up – Full Time Tired News Articles, The Fosters, Tired, Adoption, Ads, Reading, Blog, Foster Care Adoption, Word Reading

The Adoption and Fostering Weekly Round-up – Full Time Tired

Adoption and Fostering Weekly Roundup

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Foster care and the bedroom lottery

I guess it’s a legitimate question: “So, you wish to look after children in care, that’s great to hear. So, how many?” How comes that’s the only question my wife and I are still unsure about? It is surprising how many issues related to fostering were agreed in a matter of minutes. Many didn’t even require a discussion. Not this question, though. And it’s not even because of a difference of opinion, we genuinely don’t know what the right answer might be. For us. Siblings, sharing, toddlers…

Things to talk over before considering adoption: having your partner on board is great, but there is more to discuss to avoid leaving someone hurt along the way. Foster Care, Talking To You, Along The Way, The Fosters, Tired, It Hurts, Adoption, Board, Foster Care Adoption

Things to talk over before considering adoption

Things to talk over before considering adoption: having your partner on board is great, but there is more to discuss to avoid leaving someone hurt along the way.

Mum and dad never learned about therapeutic parenting. For them, parenting was a much simpler affair. The Fosters, Affair, Tired, Adoption, Dads, Parenting, Learning, Children, Foster Care Adoption

Therapeutic parenting better work

Mum and dad never learned about therapeutic parenting. For them, parenting was a much simpler affair.

For me, us as a family started the day we met our son. I hope that day will remain a day for celebration, even when our son will be old enough to understand adoption and all that happened in his life. Family Day, Happy Family, Start The Day, First Time, Tired, Celebration, Adoption, Shit Happens, Foster Care Adoption

Happy Family Day

For me, us as a family started the day we met our son. I hope that day will remain a day for celebration, even when our son will be old enough to understand adoption and all that happened in his life.

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The gift of a name

Changing you child's birth name looks like a good idea at first, but does it really make you feel safer?

I started by visiting only government sites, soon I knew all about the various stages of adoption in very minute details, but still nothing about adoption. Adoption Process, Adopting A Child, Tired, Reading, Children, Young Children, Boys, Word Reading, Kids

The difference between adopting a child and adoption bureaucracy

I started by visiting only government sites, soon I knew all about the various stages of adoption in very minute details, but still nothing about adoption.

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EU, referendum, and the great exit

I woke up this morning to the news that Britain has voted to leave the European Union in what will be remembered as an historic referendum. I’m still in a bit of a shock. As an Italian national, the news affect me directly. I don’t know what will happen to me and my family, or how and when. I came to the realisation I’m not pro EU, nor against it. I don’t have enough information to decide if it’s in the best interest of this country to stay or to leave Europe. I have my opinions about…

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Still learning about fostering

My views on adoption changed dramatically in the last 2 years, I like to think I know more about it now, but there’s a part of me that sometimes wishes I didn’t. At the beginning, adoption was a much simpler concept. Babies waiting to be adopted existed in a vacuum, in various combination of sex, age, and colour, waiting in a suspended state until adopted by their new, loving, and caring parents. The nice people from the Social Services office were there to hold our hands throughout this…

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Sunday mornings

Sunday morning. I slowly roll on the Mummy's side of the bed, now empty and cold, to glance at the bedside table clock. 6:42am.

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5 minutes peace to say thank you

If I had 5 minutes peace… I would want to use this time to thank all the people that gave me the confidence of taking this decision, that told me to believe in myself, and to go with my guts. I hope someday I will be able to do the same for someone who might be struggling and in need of an extra dose of confidence.

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Be Bilingual

Book review of "Be Bilingual" by Annika Bourgogne: Tips and resources to make multilingualism happen in real life.

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Things are going so well

I ask my wife the same question every day when I’m back from work: “How did it go today?”. What I’m actually asking is “How did it go with Ben today?”, but overtime I came to favour the shortest version. I get a different answer every time I ask, but if I had to draw a conclusion, so far I’d say the good days are winning. So, why change anything?