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…

NYC Elopement Vibes

NYC Bound Before adoption panel last year we hastily booked a week in NYC, we debated for a while as to whether it was a good idea to book anything whilst not knowing what our future held. But thought fuck it, we can’t put our lives on hold for a child we don’t have yet….

Our Adoption Story – Episode Five

Episode 4 of Our Adoption Story concluded in Autumn 2016. We had just purchased our first home together and taken a break from the adoption process in order to get our home lives on track. This mostly involved borrowing a large amount of money from my mum, several Ikea trips, a spot of painting and…

Our Top 10 Most Asked Adoption Related Questions

  It’s a common occurrence that a family member, friend or check-out worker in Aldi will ask a seemingly ‘harmless’ question in relation to adopting.. So I thought I’d list the 10 most popular questions which we get. I’ve answered them as honest as I can, so hopefully it will give you some insight into…

Our Adoption Story – Episode Four

Time Flies Fast forward 8 months from *Episode 3*. We have both settled into our new roles, and by settled I mean I am already hating my life working for a clueless retail company (I’ve left that company now). But Mark seemed to be happy in his. It’s a week before my birthday and we…