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Dear fellow prospective adopters, mummies and daddies to be,


It's hard .The waiting is hard.

I waited ... and waited ...

but today my wait is over.


It's been a challenging journey, deaths during assessment, withdrawing from a match due to concerns with the LA placing the child, competitive links, various errors, etc etc


Suddenly a few months ago out of the blue I was asked to consider a little one who fell outside my age range, had additional needs and health issues.


In two days I meet MY baby for the first time.


This little one wasn't even born when I was impatiently waiting.


Initially I would have declined the link but time waiting can make you consider things. But having been to matching panel and been approved everyone can see this match is so right.


So what I wanted to say is stay strong! Things you perceive as points against you (dogs / ex partners / birth children / sexuality / gender/ jobs etc etc) are not barriers to YOUR child coming home. If you are patient enough resilient and open minded, you will get to bring your child home. There were days when I doubted, debated and considered giving up but knowing that the next day might bring a link kept me going. In fact the day of matching panel a SW contacted me regarding a child she wanted me to consider.


There are so many children, all with totally different needs, so there is of course a need for many different types of families. If you've been approved to adopt you ARE the right family for one or more children .... it's just a matter of waiting until you find each other Smile


I wish all of you every luck and hang in then .... it will happen xxx


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congratulations mummydream !


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Lovely words. Such an exciting time.

Our DD been home a year and a half and we had so many barriers to keep us apart.

We can not imagine our lives without her xx


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Congrats hunni x beautiful words


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Massive congratulations - gives me hope x


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What a lovely post!! Congratulations mummydream xxx


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Congratulations MummyDream and thank you for your post. It's uplifting and wonderful and reminded me to stay open minded in this process xc


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Aw huge congrats! I know how difficult the journey has been and I'm so pleased your baby and you have found each other! After 2 and a half years in the process we're finally linked and matched too.....Makes all the heartache worth while! Enjoy the next chapter of your journey xxxx


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Lovely, I hear ya, I hear ya!!


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MummyDream - firstly - mega congratulations and secondly- thank you. I needed to hear this today x


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Congratulations. Lovely news x


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What a beautiful hopeful post! thank you for posting it! and congratulations in your new journey


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