ADOPTION REFERENCE QUESTIONNAIRE DOWNLOAD

Your ROI form will ask you to provide up to three written references each, two of which will need to be from non-family members. I’ve put together a questionnaire in which your references should expect to receive. Check out the download link below to see what your references could be asked! The Reference Questionnaire will…

Adoption ROI Form Download

I’ve put together an example of a Registration Of Interest form, although they aren’t the same everywhere the form created will give you a good idea what you should expect. The ROI will collect basic factual information from you such as: factual information about you and your household – such as names and dates of birth…

Adoption Process – Stage One

Heyhey. If you are familiar with my blog, you will know that we adopted our little boy in 2017. Since then we regularly get messages and questions from followers, friends and fam asking what the adoption process actually entails. So, I thought I would post about each stage in my own words, helping you with…

Our Adoption Story – S2EP1

So here we go again! Firstly, thank you guys so much, honestly, I am shocked at how many people have read my blog. ‘Season 1’ (as I am now calling it) has literally been read and shared all over the world and it makes me feel so proud and happy that I’ve been able to…

Update

That was really shitty of me Hey guys, Hope everyone is doing well! At the time of writing this, we are all living through the COVID19 pandemic and we are on lockdown! So I thought it would be a great opportunity to check in on Dad Vibes. I know it’s been a while and I…

Our Adoption Story – Episode 11

Instant Parents When you Adopt / Foster to adopt a ‘Bridging’ week is required. This is when you rock up to the foster parents house with your social worker and meet the child’s social worker. You kinda start living together as a family. You arrive before the children wake and leave when they go to…

Foster To Adopt

Too Risky? I mentioned in Episode Nine that we would be getting Pickle initially on a foster to adopt basis. Right away this caused panic for us as when we began the adoption process, Sally briefed us on what it entailed as we decided we wanted to stay clear of this option; we felt that…

Our Adoption Story – Episode Ten

New Friends As we stood up nervously to meet the foster parents they approached with big smile. We introduced ourselves, as did they, and right away they seemed lovely. The lady (we will call her Sarah), gave us hugs and we gave her the flowers we had bought on the way. We gave Mike (her…

Our Adoption Story – Episode Nine

Waiting On a Placement Order A couple weeks have passed since finding out about our potential son and by this point we were literally itching for news. During this time, we managed to get a fair few Ikea trips in and got the basics of a nursery sorted; this involved a full weekend of building…

Our Adoption Story – Episode Eight

The Introduction of Our Future Son The first Thursday of July 2017 was such a blur for me! I went from rushing upstairs to the office to read the messages from Mark, to frantically calling him to find out the details. A very excitable Mark answered the phone, and right away he told me that…

Our Adoption Story – Episode Seven

Entering Limbo A couple of weeks have gone by since our successful approval panel, work is busy for both me and Mark; so by now little time has been spent thinking or discussing our future adoption. Sally warned us right after being approved that our high from the relief and excitement from panel will disappear…

Our Adoption Story – Episode Six

Approval Panel Picture this, the most important job interview of your life, instead of a couple of CEOs you have 13, and your future of a family depends on it. This is approval panel. For us this was the most nerve-wracking part of the adoption process, our hearts were literally in our arses from the…