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Old Mar 19th, 2016, 16:40 PM   41
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Oh great news! We should be going to panel around the same time. Our social workers say they often have an idea of who you will be matched with before you even reach panel. Fingers crossed it doesnt take long!



 
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Old Mar 21st, 2016, 08:59 AM   42
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Great news that's not far at all!!

Unfortunately we've been deferred. We had our initial visit and it did go well, but my brother in law died a couple of weeks ago and the social worker has decided to move us off the April prep groups (room deal with our loss) and move us to the July groups. But we can't make the July course as were in Greece then, so it's now September for us. All positive feedback from the meet and they definitelywantus but can't help feel gutted with the delay.



 
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Old Mar 21st, 2016, 14:42 PM   43
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Sorry to hear about your BIL and being deferred as a result. Can't you continue with some of the assessment in the meantime? Get references and medicals etc done?



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2016, 13:41 PM   44
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So sorry about your BIL, srb. I know I would be super frustrated about being pushed back as well. We're really hoping to have a little one before Christmas. On the to her hand...GREECE. I'm so jealous!!

I hope the rest of you have been doing well with all your panels and home studies!

We start our first PRIDE classes (training classes)April 7th and I couldn't be more excited! They end mid May then all we have left is a home study and we should be good to go! They say the entire process should take about 4 months so we're looking around August to be able to start looking for a little one



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2016, 14:22 PM   45
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Ooh how exciting Hun!
Our sw visited my mom today to update her reference. My mom Made a comment about 'hopeful we'll have anew baby in family by xmas' and she apparently said she thinks it'll be a good while before Xmas! Eek!



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2016, 03:21 AM   46
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Oh wow that's all great news Tucker and dream!!! New little ones coming along to this thread soon!

We cant do the prep groups until September but the social worker has put a note on file to start our medical / DBVS checks from the end of July. They very much work in quarterly cycles, so wont do anything before then, BUT it should mean that the prep groups form the end of stage 1 and we can proceed straight into the homestudy. Obvioulsy we know now we wont have a new child by Christmas, but I am over this now, and looking forward to everything else inbetween - planning lots of fun things for the summer

We are at Bluestone in Wales next week, we have our week in Greece with all my family in a bigvilla, we are going to Geronimofest in May (a children's festival with some of the Cbeebies characters there), we will go to Thomasland at some point (its only 20 mins from us) and I'm planning on booking lots more fun stuff in to make it go quickly until September!!!



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2016, 05:13 AM   47
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We have Thomas land season passes: love it there!



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2016, 15:40 PM   48
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HI everyone,
We are nearly finished with the home study and are hurtling towards panel (beginning of June). They want to meet our son next week. They said they want to ask him if he would be happy with a baby sister (keeps saying he wants a baby brother) - wondering if that was a hint about the child they have in mind for us.



 
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Old Apr 1st, 2016, 06:49 AM   49
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Ooh exciting! Our boy keeps saying a baby boy too! Lol
I know they do try to match with what child wants too. Our la always have far more boys available, so I am fully expecting to be a mommy to 2 boys! E will get his wish



 
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Old Apr 7th, 2016, 00:11 AM   50
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I love how they match yall in the UK! I wish it was more like that here. We pretty much have to go through a private agency to get a kid younger than 3. At our orientation the lady said straight up to not even ask for a baby bc it's very unlikely it would happen. I'm still going to ask them to keep us in mind if any babies get put into the system, though.

Srb, that's great they are still working to get things moving! One less thing to do after your classes.



 
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