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Is this my joyous 'I'm matched' moment?!

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mumofblueeyes Mon 15-Feb-16 20:13:09

This may be a stupid question but how do you know when you are matched? I always read the 'I'm matched' posts on here with such joy. Now it is happening to us I'm not sure if this is our moment or not!! It's all happened so quickly I am struggling to comprehend. We went to panel 4 weeks ago. It was mentioned we were being considered for a LO a few weeks ago. Court case went through on Friday and LO released for adoption. Phone call today said we has been selected - not a competitive situation as with our own local authority. Crumbs, even writing that is exciting!! What happens next?! Xx

Kewcumber Mon 15-Feb-16 22:11:21

Well I guess you're kind of matched in theory but in practice don;t you have to have a matching panel even if it's uncontested (as it were)?

Congratulations anyway even if it's not technically the right moment.

tldr Mon 15-Feb-16 22:20:15

Technically, you're linked but it's well worthy of a high five and a huge bunch of flowers

Congratulations!

What happens next is SS need to share a bunch more info with you (fc reports, medical reports etc), you'll probably meet LOs SW, FCs etc.

There's still time for you to decide it's not the right match for you (and, technically, for SWs to decide same), and then you'll be off to matching panel. Once matching panel says yes, intros will likely happen quickly. LO won't hear about you til matching panel has approved the match.

Italiangreyhound Sat 20-Feb-16 23:47:00

Yeh, I agree, linked before matching panel, then matched. Fabulous. smile grin thanks smile grin thankssmile grin thankssmile grin thankssmile grin thankssmile grin thankssmile grin thankssmile grin thankssmile grin thankssmile grin thankssmile grin thankssmile grin thankssmile grin thankssmile grin thanks

mumofblueeyes Sun 21-Feb-16 22:52:38

Thank you all. A trio of social workers are coming in the next few days. Better start that old biscuit debate! LO is 2.5 and totally gorgeous in the photos. Am smitten already!

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