In April Tom and I met with Keith for our initial meeting. Keith is a senior practitioner at the agency and is a very earnest middle-aged gentleman. He was the first stereotype of a social worker we’d met - with leather elbow patches on his tweed jacket. He gave us a rundown of the process and then started asking us questions about who we were, our family life, how we thought we might be as parents etc.
My husband and I have adopted two wonderful children. Duckling is 5 and Gosling, her little brother, is 3. I'll be keeping track of our journey here...