Hi, and thanks for checking in to visit. My wife and I have struggled to get pregnant for nearly 10 years – we have tried everything in the book and nothing came even close to working. We eventually took the decision to adopt, not something we considered in the early days and to be perfectly honest I have always been against it. I have always wanted my own Biological child and I have always believed that if I was to adopt I would not be able to love the child in the same manner. Slowly, over the years I have come around to the fact that my desperation to have a child has outweighed my adoption fears. Wanting a child more than anything is a tough position to be in, especially with so many unwanted children in the world. It makes my heart bleed to read some of the stories in the news about the terrible things that happen to unwanted Children, life is just not fair.
I decided to setup a blog for the benefit of my friends and my family to follow along on our path to adoption from the beginning right through to the end of the process so others can potentially see what is involved. Adopting a child these days is not easy from meeting with social workers, filling out paperwork and ultimately going through the process of meeting the child for the first time and the introductions to our home.
It really is a time consuming process which requires a lot of patience and dedication, not always easy when you have a full time job and little spare time to attend to things. This is one thing I have noticed throughout my life, there never is enough time to get everything done. Working at a normal job just sucks the life out of you and leaves little room for fun, hobbies and other personal things. With the adoption in full swing this year is going to be packed and I really hope I can get through everything and retain my sanity.
I plan to post more about the process in the coming months taking special care to document our journey from start to finish. As mentioned this site is more for people I know but if you stumble across the site by accident then I hope you will get a chance to learn something as well.