Full Time Tired

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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.

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.

During the adoption process we never even wondered once about the citizenship and passport of an adopted child...

During the adoption process we never even wondered once about the citizenship and passport of an adopted child...

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?

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?

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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