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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:44 pm 
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19th August 2010

I called back today! I was told that they are a bit behind with contacting all of those who attended the info day as things are very busy at the mo.

The lady I spoke to remembered speaking to me a few weeks ago and said sorry for the delay and that she would e-mail the team manager in red!!! We'll have to see if a red e-mail works!!! Rolling Eyes

She also said something about the reports from the info day have been writen up! I asked what she meant and she said that they were reports for those who attended to give them an idea of how they will progress with us - I didnt realise we were being judged at this early stage!!!!! Hubby and I just sat quietly and took in all the info. There were a few loud showy people there and also a couple that kept asking daft questions but we tend to listen and we certainly are not showy or loud. Hope we made the right impression or even just an impression!!!

Anyway, we shall see what happens next.........xxxx
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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:46 pm 
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27th August 2010

I got a call today from the adoption dept. We have set a date for our first home visit! September 6th!!

Feeling excited now! xxxx Very Happy
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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:49 pm 
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6th September 2010

All went well!

The visit was a little bit of an anti climax really!! The SW seemed more nervous than us!

I thought he seemed to go through things a bit quickly and then it transpired that he had someone waiting for him outside who had given him a lift 'cause his car was in having an MOT!!!!

Anyway- he told us some really positive things (like the fact that adopting a baby would not be out of the question) He went through the process with us again, left us with lots of paperwork then was gone! He didn't even want a tea or coffee or one of my posh chocolate biccies. Good job we have a sense of humour!!! Thumb up

We have another more in depth application to do and the CRB forms to fill in. We have to send the application back in and then we will be allocated with a SW that will be with us through out. We will also have to get medicals done at some point.

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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:53 pm 
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17th September 2010

Filled in most of the paperwork today. Hate doing applications and this one is a little in depth!

I've had to mention that I suffered with depression after the miscarriage and ectopic. You feel like you need to be a superhuman to be considered for adoption so obviously this worries me a bit.

Just need to fill in a few gaps and then send it off. Will keep you posted! Smile

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2nd October 2010

Its taken ages to get all of the paperwork sorted and we wanted to ask as many of our people providing references (six in all) face to face if they would mind doing this for us. There were many little things on the application that were delayed for different reasons, but we are there now! Hubby is going to photocopy it all tomorrow and it will go off in the post Monday

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5th November 2010

Clap Clap Clap

We have been accepted as potential adopters!!!!!!

The letter arrived this morning! We are delighted to be moving forward on to the next stages!!

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As you can see from my last entry, its been a while since any updates!!

Yesterday (NYE) we received a letter from our LA (our choice of adoption 'agency') inviting us to the preparation/work shops. There are three in all - two in January and one in February.

I think once the workshops are completed, we will be just over half way through the adoption process.

I will update on how the workshops go....... Very Happy

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19th January 2011

Bloody hell!!!! Set back! One of the team leaders called yesterday to say that our CRB forms have not come back yet so we can't do this set of prep days. To make matters worse, the next available prep days aren't until April/May - this is when we should have been finished with the whole process

She did say that they will fast track us once the prep days are done but I still felt a little disappointed. I'm over it now and feel calm again!

I do tend to think things happen for a reason - maybe our baby just isn't born yet............
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29th January 2011

Been out shopping today to buy some new born things for the impending birth of my neice - loved buying the cutest sleepsuits in the Hungry Caterpiller design - just day dreaming of buying baby things for my little one maybe one day.....

Oh man - this adoption thing takes sooooo long.............. Sad
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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:18 pm 
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Thank you for sharing this!! Very Happy

What an eyeopener Shocked I am starting adoption in March/April and am panicking as my oh has kidney failure and even tho he is in good health otherwise ive no idea how this will be seen by the agency.

Ill look forward to hearing how you get on with your adoption x
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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:29 pm 
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Looking forward to hearing how you get on too! xxx
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Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:48 pm 
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Lou, I love this!

You and your OH are fantastic people, I really hope you get your baby soon, it seems so sad that it can take such a long time and with all the set backs it must be a nightmare!

I am going to keep dropping in if thats ok to see your progress xx
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I'd love you to drop by whenever you want! Its slow, as you can see, so there may be long delays between posts at times!! It would certainly be lovely to have some company!! Very Happy
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Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:05 pm 
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Loulou, this is so exciting. I can't wait for the next instalment. Smile
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Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:05 am 
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We're off to meet our new niece today Very Happy . Can't wait to see her and have a cuddle!!

Decided that I will contact the LA at the end of this month just to chase up whether the CRB forms have come back. It always seems to be me doing the calling and chasing!!! Rolling Eyes
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