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Can't sleep....too excited

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imkeepingeverythingcrossed Mon 11-May-15 00:19:16

Just that really. Intros start.... Today gringringringrin hubby is snoring his head off and all I can think about is meeting our son later on. Anyway have a fab Monday everyone. I'll let you know how we get on. Xxx

Haggisfish Mon 11-May-15 00:20:40

Aaw! Not surprised you're excited! Hope it all goes well.

MissusThePoint Mon 11-May-15 00:23:36

How exciting!! How old is he?

MyPreciousRing Mon 11-May-15 00:38:41

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oohnewshoes Mon 11-May-15 00:57:22

grin how lovely. I wouldn't be able to sleep either.

PannaDoll Mon 11-May-15 01:26:52

Oh my gosh, how life changingly amazing. Enjoy x

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Mon 11-May-15 01:31:15

Good luck - hope you did get to sleep, you'll need all the energy you can get...!

Chev123 Mon 11-May-15 07:56:03

Ooh fabulous! I'm in your shoes on Friday so eager to hear how it goes! Good luck, your life really changes now xxxx

slkk Mon 11-May-15 08:37:47

Hope you have a wonderful day. Good luck and try and remember all those feelings for later xxx

Noodles31 Mon 11-May-15 14:20:18

How exciting! have a wonderful day! x

oinker Mon 11-May-15 18:59:11

Any news?

You are in a daze aren't you? Have you had the tissues out?

Its an emotional day. I remember ours (2010) so vividly.

imkeepingeverythingcrossed Mon 11-May-15 20:55:13

Oh my gosh. It was an AMAZING day. He is 13months old and the most gorgeous boy (obviouslywink) We are literally on cloud nine. And yes the tissues have just been out. When you wait for so long and you think nothing is ever going to happen then bam. It was the best day ever. Can't wait to see him tomorrow. smilesmilesmilesmilethank you everyone for all the kind words and the support everyone offers on here.
Chev I am so excited for you for Friday. It will be fab!!! Bed time now as I am shattered from the high xxx

MyPreciousRing Mon 11-May-15 21:06:50

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TracyC1973 Mon 11-May-15 21:54:28

Snap! Our first day of intros too!! We were soooo nervous/excited but nothing prepares you for seeing your child for the first time! Our wee girl is 18 mths and a total wee character. We got loads of kisses and cuddles and can't wait to see her again tomorrow! Totally on Cloud Nine - best feeling in the world!! x

MissusThePoint Mon 11-May-15 22:11:51

Can someone briefly run me through this 'intro' process for adoptions? I've no experience in this area. No plans to either, I'm just interested. It sounds very exciting!!

Chev123 Mon 11-May-15 22:35:27

Oh you just made me cry! You sound so happy! Eek! Sleep well xx

ConfusedInBath Mon 11-May-15 22:49:24

Oh wow how absolutely lovely!

64x32x24 Mon 11-May-15 23:31:57

Wow, congratulations to imkeeping and to TracyC too! How exciting!

Missus, after it has basically been decided that you are to be a certain child's parent, you go through a process of 'introductions' in which you get to know the child, and the child gets to know you. Usually, you will never have met before, though you will probably have seen photos and perhaps videos, and, depending on the child's age, they may have seen photos/videos of you. At the end of the introductions, the child moves to your house, and well, that's it! So in effect the 'intros' form the bridge between never having met each other before, to living with each other as a family unit.

How the intros go depends on many factors. Often it starts with short visits of the adopters at the foster carer's house, gradually increasing to longer visits, proceeding to having the adopters take the child out for a few hours, later for a whole day; and proceeding to having the adopters be there when the child wakes in the morning, and be there to do bedtime routine in the evening. Sometimes it also includes an overnight stay at the adopters' house, then going back to FCs for a few days, before the final move. Usually intros last between one and two weeks, though they can be shorter or longer if needed.

Intros can be totally shattering; so getting back to imkeeping and TracyC, enjoy! But don't forget to look after yourselves!

Devora Tue 12-May-15 10:01:49

Hoping you're having a wonderful day today smile

TracyC1973 Tue 12-May-15 10:52:32

Thanks! Today it's lunch and a trip to the park in he afternoon - can't wait to see her, we're both still buzzing from yesterday! All being well, she's coming home on Friday - shattered already but happy shattered so it's all good!! x

MissusThePoint Tue 12-May-15 11:51:28

Thank you 64. I've never given adoption a thought before. It sounds magical and precious. How special to willingly choose each other.

GirlsWhoWearGlasses Wed 13-May-15 06:53:30

Congrats to both families. Such an exciting, emotional, tiring time. Hopefully the moves go well and you can both start to settle in to your new lives. Nothing will ever be the same again smile

Daisiemoo Thu 14-May-15 07:37:42

Congrats ��

Chev123 Fri 15-May-15 07:27:01

And now I'm in your shoes! Lying in bed, trying to imagine how in a few hours I meet my LO. Hurry up hurry up hurry up! Can't believe this day has finally arrived! So so excited! Eek xx

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 15-May-15 07:47:57

Tracy is today the day you get to take her home?

Chev enjoy today thanks

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