The early days
I would be interested to hear from people about their experiences of the early weeks and months after placement. How did it go for you?
There is a lot of discussion on this forum of the child’s experiences, therapeutic parenting and challenges the child deals with. I have noticed there is very little out there that ensures adopter mum’s or dad’s are looked after.
There is absolutely no argument that it is the child’s welfare first but can I hear from adopters who despite the training, preparations and reality checking, still felt like a train wreck. When did this get better for you? What did you do?