Hello again. It’s been a while since I’ve posted but not much to report to be honest. We’ve had the third prep group and it was about the medical issues some children in care may face. It was actually quite uplifting as most children are resilient and some overcome their difficult beginnings into this world. I’m not saying that everyone becomes better but it was definitely a more positive message they were giving. One thing that really stuck out is that your child may face prejudice in schools, medical care etc. if they are adopted. They may dismiss any problems, thinking it’s because the child was adopted or was in care, when in reality, it might be something really simple to overcome. I suppose we need to be in the know about what there is out there for our potential child and fight for it. I hope I’m not going to be one of those mothers with a sense of entitlement. It’s more within reason of course!
We have one more prep group and then the home study. I’m going to miss the prep groups – they’ve been really good. I will try and keep in contact with a few of the people there as it’s really important to have mutual support through these trying times.
In the meantime, we’re still waiting for our doctor to complete our medical forms, I’m looking into more volunteering with children just to give me that little extra confidence. I’ve already had some experience with kids but the more, the better I guess!