Safia you adopted those years ago and are still actively giving advice to and chatting with others :) Your son was so young when you first came to know about him. Had you been hoping for siblings when you began?
Thats positive about their view of their ethnic identity. It can be such a huge aspect of a sense of identity overall. I hope your daughter (and you as parents alongside) had support for her mental health needs along the way.
GK I wouldn’t to just take your wisdom and run! I appreciate people taking the time to respond.
Ah yes, BAME, BME I see both written and used in different things, I guess I was being lazy, dropping the A and typing the shorter one.
Your experience of your day in London I imagine must’ve been pretty overwhelming at the time, especially to go from an area where you weren’t exactly inundated with profiles, to then that. Amazing to think of the impact of you guys going along to that day, and what both it lead you down.
Haha, your daughter and a wedding dress, I get what you’re saying of course.
i think to hear from those that have gone through the process and adopted, it’s really important to hear and remain realistic. Whilst I know the process won’t be quick (and ofcourse the timings will be different for each) I try to remain grounded. These reminders are helpful. The speed is out of my control and things will happen the way they will. I don’t expect anything to happen this year but happy with just knowing there’s movement in the process. And I joke that the longer this takes, the more time I have with my motorbike as my only child 😁
Hi NM. Good to hear from you. Out of curiosity did you find much difference in the process for your first experience to your most recent? Other than the joy of slow paperwork.