Sunday, 4 November 2012
National Adoption Week 2012
Tomorrow is the start of National Adoption Week - not only that, it's the 15th anniversary of this great event.
Run by the British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), National Adoption Week seeks to raise awareness of adoption and recruit prospective adopters.
Regular readers of The Boy's Behaviour will know that it's not all roses round the door here at chez Stix. Adopting Mini was easy, parenting a traumatised young boy has been the hardest thing I've ever done. Mini's past has impacted on his present (and the future) much more than I was ever prepared for.
However, despite the challenges, it is one of the best things I've ever done, and if our situation had been different, I would do it again in a heartbeat.. I look at Mini and I can't believe he's mine; this gorgeous, clever, funny little person. Just like when I fell in love with the NC, I get butterflies looking at my children, and am so grateful to be their mum. It's hard work, but it's my hard work and I can't imagine my life without Mini.
If you are in anyway considering adoption (or fostering) then you can find out more here: http://www.nationaladoptionweek.org.uk/