Tuesday, 8 June 2010

The Last post of Goose and Gander

Well as it says this is the last post that we are making as we have come to the end of our Adoption Journey.

Our social worker came to see us yesterday (not a good meeting).
Firstly she asked if we where both OK, and then wanted to know about the cancer scare. which we told her opening and honestly.

Then came the show stopper, she asked us if we had put any more thought into the children that we would be able to adopt. We told her that we had thought long and harder about this.
We told her that we did not feel that we would be able to offer a home to severely disabled children (due to the fact we know what is involved as my sister is severely disabled). We did say that we thought we could offer a home to children with very mild to moderate learning disabilities.

Our social worker then said I'm not sure if we can put you through the adoption procedure as we are no longer a priority, for adoption and gander also needs to be 2 years free from smoking even though he has given up in the last month.

she said that as a LA their priority is to place 2 or more children ( which we wanted) ages 3-7 years (which we wanted) and with server disabilities (which we can't offer a home to).

she then cut our meeting short and said that she is putting No Further Action on our file.
She made the comment that "you did say that this was your last attempt for having a family and you are no longer fitting our criteria ".

We would like to wish every who reads this Post good luck on your journey, and we hope you have every success but remember that if you set a goal post don't move it as it will only hurt more in the long run.

We have come to our Goal post and we are saying thank you very much for taking us this far and we hope that you find homes for all your children

Good Luck

Goose and Gander
xx xx ;-)