From Software to Softplay

Stepping out of the corporate world and becoming one of two adoptive dads

Not until I felt your sunshine, Did I realize that I had been in the shade.

"Not until I felt your sunshine, Did I realize that I had been in the shade. Not until I saw all your colors, Did I realize that mine had faded. Not until I heard your dreams, Did I realize that... Continue Reading →

The greatest gift you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return

Sounds easy doesn't it? Now we are three weeks into placement, and this being the first time I have grabbed 30 minutes to write, I am sharing the progress so far and the massive roller coaster ride we have been... Continue Reading →

Welcome to your new forever home

The rollercoaster has picked up speed and it is now already one week since the boys first came to stay at our house.  This is just a quick update for those of you who have been asking as well as... Continue Reading →

It feels a bit awkward but it’s also blossoming

We have completed day two of introductions and we couldn't be happier.  Yes it feels strange after all this time to meet the boys.  Yes it feels strange to be in someone else's house, where they have established routines, rules... Continue Reading →

Twas the night before the big day…

"When all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The rooms all prepared with love and with care, in hopes and wishes that the boys will soon be there. The children were nestled all snug in... Continue Reading →

The importance of support – don’t underestimate it

As we are flying through the last few days before introductions start  next week, already the importance of our support network is being realised even more than ever. Since starting this process we have been fortunate enough to meet some... Continue Reading →

Adventure Awaits – we have passed ‘go’ and the dream is a reality

This is it.  The moment we have been working to and a moment that felt so real, so important and so special. Today we received a unanimous approval from the matching panel to proceed with the adoption of the two wonderful boys!!!... Continue Reading →

Self care in the greatest sense of the word

So here we are in the French Alps.  We took the advice of many adopters to squeeze in one final holiday before the big day of matching approval and then introductions.  We decided to come back to a village we... Continue Reading →

The light at the end of tunnel is getting brighter and is calling us

So it's been a while since my last update.  The light at the end of the tunnel is shining bright and is calling us.  It's not the end destination but actually the start of another journey and the most important... Continue Reading →

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