Sunday, 15 May 2016
Friday, 6 May 2016
How would you react if you didn't know when you were getting food next? I believe most of us can understand that this would have been a difficult position to be in, but very hard to 100% understand if you haven’t been in the situation.
Our three children lived their first years not knowing when their next meal was going to be served. “I can remember when I climbed up on the kitchen bench to get some food for my two other brothers. I thought it was a tin of food, but when I was able to open it I got paint all over me and the kitchen” my oldest son told me. They can remember that they sometimes got a bar of chocolate for dinner. Normally they didn't have any food in the cupboards and in the fridge. Other times their birth parents were not able to remember their basic needs, as they were too busy with their own unhealthy lifestyle.
Thursday, 5 May 2016
Sunday, 1 May 2016
As soon as we started the matching process back in 2010, we started the preparations to increase our family from two to five. My husband and I spent time to understand the needs of our three children to be, to be able to select the right school and nursery. We also prepared their bedrooms.
As part of the preparations for the boys, we created a book for them each that included pictures of us, our family, their bedrooms, school and surroundings. In addition we created a video.
In this vlog I'm sharing our preparations before placement.