After six years, I am finally learning to accept that my adopted children’s lives have been affected by early life trauma. And the effects may last a lifetime. It’s been a struggle to get to this point. And now I have, I want to understand, and address how early childhood trauma…

View Post

My adopted child has started secondary school.  We have completed our first term. It’s been a huge transition for both of us, a steep learning curve. This is what I have learned, so far. Phones, trainers & trauma: my adopted child has started secondary school I had to learn to…

View Post

Just after our adopted children arrived to live with us. And after had recovered from the shock of becoming a new mum, overnight, to two older, traumatised children. Adjusted to my new reality of a permanent state of exhaustion. I realised things just weren’t feeling right. I was struggling, bonding…

View Post

It was this week six years ago that we arrived back home in a hired car packed full of kids’ paraphernalia: toys, books, clothes, scooters, bikes, and two little children.  It’s six years since our two adopted children came to live with us. There have been incredible highs and some…

View Post

Christmas is over and we’re back into our routine. Our whole family have breathed a huge collective sigh of relief. We’ve gone from me wanting to cancel Christmas (it’s been one of our ‘toughest’) to a state of almost calm and tranquillity. And I have two seemingly very different children. I…

View Post
%d bloggers like this: