Step Parent adoption- after the event!

(5 Posts)
sashh Mon 17-Dec-12 08:31:16

Congratulations.

Does ds now get a birthday and an adoption day?

Kewcumber Fri 07-Dec-12 13:10:40

Congratulations - step-parent adoptions are a recurring theme on here - you can be our resident expert now!

KristinaM Fri 07-Dec-12 13:03:06

That's great news. Thanksforcoming back to update us

Devora Thu 06-Dec-12 22:39:08

Many congratulations to you and yours smile

topbannana Thu 06-Dec-12 20:38:33

Well on Monday it finally happened and DS got his wish to be adopted by DH smile smile smile
I have sought advice on here on several occasions and just thought I would pop in, let you know what happened and maybe even give somebody else the courage to go for it.
We are a fairly mundane couple eg. no multiple marriages, other children at home, conflicting religious views or involved birth parent. The whole process was very much driven by DS(8) as well which I'm sure helped us.
The interviews were as detailed as if we were adopting a child from care and I would be lying if I said it did not seem a little intrusive under the circumstances. We also seemed to wait an extremely long time between contacts with the SW as (I got the feeling) we were not a priority- I do understand this wholly but it was frustrating at times.
DS's birth father agreed with not a second thought nice man which also made things easier for us.
So now we are truly a real family. The JP at the celebration also told us that in our area they had only done 2 step parent adoptions last year, this year we were their 35th so the tide does seem to be turning (at least in our area)
If anyone on here is considering similar then I would definitely recommend looking into it- it may turn out not to be for you but it may turn out to be the best decision you ever make smile

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