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How it all began

As soon as my husband and I met we knew we wanted to be parents, one way or another. We chose not to go down the medical route after years of trying naturally and what felt like hundreds of tests. We decided to adopt. We attended workshops, as well as meet and greets before deciding which agency to adopt with. The initial visit from a social worker was daunting, we were worried about everything; Was the house tidy enough? Did we look good on paper? Were our finances in order? Would our family support us? Then the first question from the social worker almost shocked us. “What sort of child do you want?” I think we both sat in silence for a while. I mean, we’d never really taken the time to th

Our Journey

So, first off, congratulations on finding the time to read this snip-it of our life, and an even bigger congratulations to myself for finding the time to actually write it! Anyone who has FASD in their life in any shape or form knows how hard finding time can be. Liam our adopted son, came to live with us in May 2015. We spent 6 days with him, loaded up the car and set off for home. We entered a fantastic and wonderful two-week honeymoon period, then my husband returned to work and we finally started to see the layers of FASD unravel right before us. He had clearly been in fight or flight mode for almost three weeks, and boy did it hit me! Mentally and physically, being the ‘main’ parent (an

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