Adoption Timeline

I have seen other pages with this kind of information on it so I felt it was appropriate to include this on my Blog, so here it is, the journey with dates.

  • 2001 – for a couple of years after we got married in 1999 we felt that it was right to seriously start trying for children.
  • 2002 – 2006 – That didn’t work and we went through some IUI and that didn’t help.  End result unexplained infertility.
  • October 2007 – We had always wanted to Adopt and so we approached the council adoption agency in Renfrewshire and got ourselves on the prep classes.
  • January 2008 – Having done the Prep Classes and at the same time, received the call to move to Nottingham had to postpone with Renfrewshire and decline to proceed.
  • August 2008 – Moved to Nottingham, contacted the local agency and told we need to wait 18 months/3 years, not happy with that.
  • September 2009 – Contacted them again.  Accepted onto Prep Classes in Nottingham.
  • Feb/Mar 2010 – Attended Prep Classes.
  • April 2010 – Case Worker assigned, Home Study commenced.
  • 16th November 2010 – Adoption Approval Panel: Approved as Adoptive Parents, time to search for a match.
  • 20th December 2010 – That elusive phone call comes to us, a possible match has been found.
  • Over Christmas we read the reports for girly girl and wee man and decide to proceed.
  • January 2011 everything moves up a gear and the Matching Panel date booked.
  • 29th March 2011 Matching Panel:  Approved to proceed with the match.
  • 11th April 2011 Introductions commence.
  • 21st April 2011 Girly girl and wee man move in permanently to their forever family home.
  • 31st January 2012 Girly Girl and wee man, in court and it is all official.  Adopted and Abbott’s forever 🙂
So that is a summary of our rollercoaster that has led to us having girly girl and wee man become part of our family.