11th October The Matching Process


Autumn here we come ! i am loving the dark evenings and cosy fires and candles and of course the winter wardrobe ! Not too sure about these dark mornings though.  Had a fabulous Sunday,  after collecting Emma Bridgewater for 15 years i finally got to meet her at the Cheltenham Lit Fest and she was lovely and inspiring, i even got my book signed.

Now on to the exiting yet daunting bit !

We were given a lot of advice about what it would be like to look at children’s profiles and how difficult it would be to actually turn one down as all these lovely children need a home.  But we were also told that we would know when it was the right one.

i remember getting a call from the lovely J to say she had 3 profiles for us, at time she lived just by where i worked so i left work with butterflies and picked them up turning them upside down so i couldn’t see the pictures.  Sadly Matthew was away that night so we decided to open them together on FaceTime as we were too excited to leave it until the next day !

We were given 3, a 2 year old girl, an 18 month old boy and a soon to be 3 year old boy.  We opened the soon to be 3 year old first and the date of birth just hit us as he was going to be 3 in two days time ! I think this pulled at our heart strings, we read his profile and saw his pictures and just both seemed to get a connection.  We then looked at the other two profiles and felt sad and guilty for them but even though they were younger we couldn’t help feel that the first one was right for us.

We decided to  contact J then next day and ask if we could see his full information as we wanted to go ahead.  Just to explain initially you are only given a sheet with picture and a little background information of each child, once deciding to go ahead you then get to look as his full case and background information.

We were both really excited with the possibility that we had just seen a picture of our new son.



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