Dec 24 2012 12:01PM
Our children are out there.....we just haven't met them yet...............a wish for all the children waiting to be matched...
Well, it has occurred to me quite a few times over the past year or two.....unlike friends who get pregnant when they are the first to meet their child - we, the adopting parents, have a different situation.
When I was early in the process I tried to push the thought out of my head that our children may already be out there - because that inevitably went with the possibility that they may be having an unhappy or stressful time,
not being looked after as well as they deserve etc.
But now, with only 4 weeks to Panel, I'm allowing myself to believe that they are, this Christmas Eve, in the house of a Lovely Foster Family.
They have finished any nursery or school for the year - they have decorated a tree - they have watched Christmas movies, perhaps made cards or snowflakes to decorate the house or say thank you to a smily foster mum/dad for the care she/he has taken in looking after them. Perhaps they've had a carol service or a nativity....
How strange - they are already out there. I hope that the picture is as warm and cosy as it can be (from what I've learned the work that this 'Lovely Foster Family' are doing right now will be a massive help to us when we start working out how on earth to be parents!). I hope that they are warm, and safe, and one day- when the time is right, I hope they like our little cottage in the country with our mad (friendly) spaniels
and countryside life.
I guess that's what I'd choose as my Christmas Present this year.