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Meet The Blogger: A Hopeful Dad

This week it’s LGBT Adoption & Fostering week – run by New Family Social. And so we’re pleased this week to welcome a Meet The Blogger post from prospective adoptive parent A Hopeful Dad, who writes about the adoption journey he and his husband are on…

Quick 5 – In my life at the moment….

Book – They’re all about adoption at the moment.

Music – Whatever’s on the radio…

TV programme – The Walking Dead

Food – Sweet potato & feta frittata.

Pastime – Running

Why did you start blogging about adoption?
At the beginning, I started blogging so I felt like I was doing something while we waited for the approval stage to start. Now it’s a great way to keep me focussed and helps me reflect on what’s going on.

Tea/Gin?
Gin in a teapot…

What do you think is your biggest source of support?
My family and friends. They’re all incredibly supportive of our decision to adopt.

What is the best or most memorable piece of advice you have ever received?
Be true to yourself.

At the weekend I can mostly be found…
Reading the papers and relaxing. I’m doing that as much as possible until the children arrive.

You can find A Hopeful Dad blogging here and more about LGBT Adoption & Fostering week here. And in a double whammy – here’s A Hopeful Dad’s post about LGBT Adoption & Fostering week.

How old should our children be?

Lisa and her partner are currently considering adoption, can you help them with a question?

We’re currently considering adoption, but don’t know how to work out what age child/children we should be thinking about.A Problem Shared
Neither of us are worried about having a particularly young baby, but equally we know that the older the child, the more they are likely to have experienced which will bring harder challenges. We don’t mind a challenge, but having never been around traumatised children, we don’t know what our limitations are and wouldn’t want to let a child down.

I know our social worker will help us and advise us, but we’d like to go in with our eyes open and feel at least a little educated, rather than relying on the social worker to tell us what to do.