Could we have found our child?

On Monday evening Jonny & I were looking through more profiles of children on Link Maker. On a couple of the profiles we read we clicked the ‘showed interest’ button.   Yesterday Jonny & I had our first positive response. One of the children’s social worker (Mike) responded, informing us that he felt we would be a strong…

Child Matching Criteria

The first time Jonny & I were asked “what type of child we were hoping to be matched with” was from a social worker at an adoption evening event. Our answer was simple (and without much thought) we just wanted a child, any child.

Link Maker – Our Search For A Child

The website is a place were approved adopters can view profiles of children that are in need of been adopted. Rachel informed us that children placed on this website often had more complex needs which is why they are on there. However, we shouldn’t let that stop us registering and having a look ourselves. It didn’t!

The Break

During our adoption journey, our first social worker (Helen) recommended we take a break. Helen felt that there were area’s that needed to be improved on before moving onto the stage two. The recommendations Helen put forward were as follows: I needed to gain more child care experience. A year of saving would put us…