Sunday, 28 March 2010


Garden is now finished WOHO.
It has only taken 5 months with all the snow and christmas.
We went the hole hog and got a landscape gardener in to desgin our garden.
Well even thou it was not cheap it has been worth it.
We know have a grass area two raised flower/vegtable beds patio area that has been desgined for a 10 foot trampoline (which we have not got yet) a patio area that can be used for ever a play house or barbeque area.

All i can say it looks fantastic, and it is child safety and has got a lot of sensory areas for children with special needs.

The garden has already been used by children by my business partners 2 children and they have suggested where things should go ie trampoline play house.
This was the first time we have spoken to A & C about adoption and they where amazing and this is what they said..

A is 9 and she is very sweet she said when my new friends come to live with you can i come over and play with them, also you do know that if they are boy's in stead of a play house you can get a play ship.

C is 4 and she said when our friends come where will they sleep as there is no room. i asked her why there is no room, she came right back with well there is yours and Ganders room and then there is mine and A's room so where are they going to stay.
Arrh i said what about if they stayed in your room when your not here.

She sat there for about five minutes and then said well I'd like to pick out their new bedding is that OK also when A and i stay we can stay in our room as well and have big sleep over that will be really fun.......... She then got up and went yes that good and then shouted A when friends come we are having sleep overs.
A just laughed and said yes OK.

They are both so sweet and they are so caring.

Goose and Gander

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Initail Visit

Well it is here apon us and we have come out the other side with a big grin ;-).

Our socail worker is lovely Sue is so down to earth.
Sue went thro all our paper work with us and also ask us question's about getting tgurned downin 1999.
we explained every thing and she said "I CAN'T SEE A PROBLEM WITH THIS "

The main area of concern for her is that Gander smokes, and even thou he smokes out side he has done since 2008, even if we got to pannel they will not place a child/ren in a smoking house. so Gander has said that he will quite( This i think is going to be very hard as he started smoking when he was 15 years old he is now 43 years old.) i'll be there to help him along the way.

Sue talked about getting Pongo dog checked (we still don't know what this means)

Sue asked us what sort of children did we think we would be able to parent and why, we have said that we have spent a long time thinking about this one. what we have come up with is that even if i could carrie a child to term, what garentee do we have that this child will not have some sort of learning difficulties. So wer have said that we would be intrested in a sibling group of 2 and 1 with learning difficulties ( downs syndrome, turners syndrome, cysrtic fibrosis)

I have lot of experiance as my sister has got learning difficulties.

Sue said that she is going to reconmend that wse be pushed forward/ fast tracked as we would like a sibling group and learning difficulties, She is going to write her report and hope fully her manage will agree with her.

She did say that she thinks the next prep course is about a year away if not fast tracked.

Sue has reconmended that i still carry on reading the adoption books but also look towards attachment issues.

So at the moment Gander and i are very happy and very tired.

Goose and Gander

XX ;-)

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Sore Throat

Well would you have believed it I've had the worst sore throat since last Thursday and I've lost my voice........
Gander says it's getting too quiet now as I've been with out my voice since Friday.

We are hoping that my voice returns before Tuesday that's when Sue our SW is coming for our first visit, and we are hoping that we will be told if we can go further with our adoption application and get on to a prep course.

I look forward to posting good news on Tuesday Evening

Goose and Gander
xx ;-)

Monday, 15 March 2010

Phone Call

Today while at work i got a phone call from Sue our SW.
I was so excited to hear from her i dropped the phone twice lol.
Well we had a little bit of a chat, she sounds so nice on the phone . She is coming round for our initial visit next Tuesday on the 23 march 2010.

When i put the phone down i wanted to tell every one but i was on my own. Gander had just left for a meeting at work and my business partner was on lunch........

Then business partner came back and i was cutting so did not get to speak to her.

Then at 4.50 Gander came to pick me up (we are a one car family at moment) so i got to tell him.
I could not help it but i started to cry and i could not stop myself.

So we can't wait to meet Sue face to face and welcoming her in to our home and our lives.

Goose and Gander
xx ;-)

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Well well well. i was only moaning the other day that we had not herd anything yet.........

Well Gander phoned me at work today WE GOT THE LETTER......

We have been allocated a SW and her name is SUE. The letter just states that she will be in touch shortly to make mutually convenient date for us. For our initial visit.

Some other news have been in contact with business link about adoption pay ( Was just fact finding ) and it turns out that self employed people do not qualify for Adoption Pay. But we do qualify for statutory maternity pay. This was a big shock to us both.

Some good news though is that our shop is one years old this coming Friday 12/03/10 and we are having a party lol.

Will keep informing of progress.

xx ;-)

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Nothing to Report

Nothing to report.................
Well it has been 3 since we received our letter to say that we can go to next stage.
That a social worker will be allocated to us and we be in touch.

We know that in SW's world this is probably on a mini second.
it how ever feels that we have been left out on a limb and forgotten.

We are still reading and feel that all we can read now is books of adoption that you read to children after they are adopted.

I have read one book called a boy called it well that is really heart wrenching.

Goose xx;-)