My wife was diagnosed with Diplopia (double vision) and we've been put on hold by our adoption agency.
My wife had to have major surgery to remove a cavernoma from her cerebellum back in May 17 and had further surgery in June but has since been on a steady road to recovery. In September she had an appointment with her consultant to review her case and was given the all clear (a cavernoma is not cancerous by the way). The consultant referred my wife for an eye examination (mild double vision) so she could get her driving license back from DVLA. He also referred her for physiotherapy (some mild balance issues) and speech and language because she had some trouble with a couple of words.
Now to the issue of the adoption agency, once they were made aware of her surgery we were put on hold pending the consultants report, a medical and the agency's medical advisors assessment (we were approved in Sep 16). Because the referrals are mentioned in the consultants' report, which also stated he saw no reason for any further delay to the adoption process, the adoption agency are refusing to take us off hold until the eye examination has been conducted! My wife is back at work, driving and functioning at the level she did before her surgery. We have spent nearly 20 months on hold altogether since starting our adoption journey and feel like every hurdle that can be found is being placed in our way, we're close to giving up on ever having children completely and losing faith in the adoption process.
Surely if my wife can work and drive and do all the things she did before she can parent a child????