Sunday, 3 April 2016

Introduction to Our Journey

This is an introduction to our journey as a family. I started together with my husband Phill the adoption process in 2008. After assessments and training courses we were accepted to adopt up to 4 children. Closer to 2 years after we started the process we were matched with a sibling group of 3 boys. In 2010 they were then 4, 5 and 6 years, they were placed with us. Our lives changed from having a dog to suddenly having three boys running around with endless of energy. 

The first period was like a "honeymoon" period, we got into our daily routines and the boys started in our local school. One of our boys was in 2012 diagnosed with Severe Attachment Disorder (behaviour similar to ADHD and Asperger syndrome) and a normal mainstream school was not able to manage his behaviour. For the last 3 years he has attended a specialist school including intensive therapy in central London. 
Our journey has been challenging and awarding. On this blog I will share our story! Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel youtube.com/c/pappastig.