Well just as I was about to moan about the lack of contact from the LA, our newly allocated social worker rings! I’ve read that LAs are notorious for delivering later than they tell you so if it’s best to manage your own expectations and expect a response within 4 weeks if they say 2. I’ve found out that this is easier said than done though.
Anyway, 3.5 weeks later, we got a phone call to meet our allocated social worker and I’m surprisingly not nervous at all. Perhaps as time draws nearer, I’ll be getting the jitters and cleaning compulsively. I can’t wait to meet our Social worker and get the ball rolling. At the moment, we feel like our lives have been put on hold until we meet her. For example, we have been desperately wanting to go on holiday but we can’t really book anything until we know more about the meetings and when they are likely to be. I imagine this is what is going to happen throughout the process!
The other day, someone said to me that we may have a child by the end of the year which was strange to hear. I think we are both not thinking that far ahead yet as we don’t know when it is going to be, so we’re taking it one step at a time. I can’t wait to start thinking about what we would do when the Little One arrives but we have to manage our hopes for now and get the assessment period started first.
Well, no doubt our social worker will be mentioned a lot, so I’m going to christian her Lucy. Roll on first meeting!