• Chapter 4 – Moving Back to London

    July 21, 2020 Alex Davison

    The decision has been made, and Rich does seem like a massive weight has been lifted, the constant traveling back and forth was too much for Rich but until you are actually living in the situation you will never really know exactly what it is like. We owned a holiday home near to where we…

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  • Chapter 3 – What to do next, BIG decisions

    July 21, 2020 Alex Davison

    So, it’s Friday afternoon and we’ve officially had the paperwork through from Gemma for a couple of weeks and we have completely filled in the forms, but we haven’t yet sent them off. After having Gemma round to talk about the process and it sort of bringing to light Rich’s worry of not having our…

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  • Chapter 2 – Gemma is coming to see us AGAIN

    July 21, 2020 Alex Davison

    So today is Monday and we have decided that the time is right to give Gemma our social worker the call about our decision to hopefully adopt for the second time. We did wonder what she would initially say but we between the two of us, we hope she will be excited. We did and…

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  • Chapter 1 – Do you want another child?

    July 21, 2020 Alex Davison

    It’s been nearly two years since the boy has been living with us and we can honestly say that deciding to start a family and adopting him, is the best decision we have ever made. All the initial worries about going through the process, the stresses during it and some of the feeling like a…

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  • Chapter 40 – The Final Hearing…Celebrate

    July 21, 2020 Alex Davison

    Today is the day, no more worries or stress, just pure happiness and a whole day to celebrate the fact that finally we are going to be legally made the boy’s Dad and Daddy. We haven’t slept much last night, mainly due to excitement, as we have literally been waiting a whole eighteen months for…

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  • Chapter 39 – The Court Hearing

    July 21, 2020 Alex Davison

    So today is the day, one of the most important days in the entire adoption process and our entire lives to date, “the court hearing” where we find out if the birth parents will contest or whether the judge will decide that boy is to be legally ours. It’s been a long intense eighteen months…

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  • Chapter 38 – LAC Review and Court Chat

    July 21, 2020 Alex Davison

    Well it’s been another week of extremely good team work on the parenting front, learning that we don’t both always have to do everything, but instead are taking turns with the whole bath and bedtime routine, to give each other a much needed break. Today, we have a very important meeting with a group of…

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  • Chapter 37 – Help, I need support

    July 21, 2020 Alex Davison

    We have really settled into our new lifestyle and all the insignificant worries about how much porridge to pour into a bowl or how to change a nappy were gone, we are fully officially fledged nappy changing experts. Like everything in life, after a few messy mistakes or failed attempts, you just need to think…

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  • Chapter 36 – Settling in Letters

    July 21, 2020 Alex Davison

    Rich has now been back at work full time for the past three weeks and it is safe to say that being a parent is the hardest job in the world, even harder than dancing inside a very heavy big bird costume. The routine we set out which has already had some adjustments and is…

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  • Chapter 35 – How am I going to cope by myself

    July 21, 2020 Alex Davison

    There’s only a week to go before Rich goes back to work and although it has been amazing having him home with us, to enjoy this special time together as a family, which has included introducing the boy to our parents, siblings and even our grandparents, there is a little part of me that sort…

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