Hi. Welcome to my blog about life with my two daughters Bunny and Kitten.
I’m Mama and my two girls are Bunny aged 4 and Kitten who is 6. They were placed for adoption with me as a single adopter 2 years ago.
Life is….interesting. Before I went into adoption I did a lot of reading, met a lot of adopters and had a good idea that raising adopted children was going to be a challenge for me. However I didn’t have a clue that things were going to turn out the way they have. The girls have different but very complex needs. Those are Camhs words not mine, but they sum up the situation very well. Both children are extremely difficult to parent as individuals. And together – well let’s just say it’s tricky! I am trying very hard to keep my girls safe and to keep us all together as a family.
This blog is my place to be honest. Here I hope I can admit how tough things are and how much I struggle
some days every day. 2013 has been a big year for us. It was the year when I started to access professional support for our family. Probably the most important of these is getting Camhs involved in our family, initially for Kitten but more recently for Bunny. Sadly this has resulted in 10 months of work with Kitten which according to Camhs hasn’t made any impact on her. She now has a diagnosis of RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder). This was a huge shock and I’ll talk more about this in another blog as there is so much to say about my Kitten. Bunny has recently started an initial assessment with Camhs too. Camhs have also made referrals to their occupational therapy department for both girls. The waiting list is apparently a year long!
My worry about this blog is that it will be too negative. Many days I can’t find much positive to say. But maybe writing on here will give me an opportunity to take a step back and reflect a bit more. Only time will tell!