Catching up 4: The power of YES

This blog post originally appeared on http://www.alcoates.co.uk/2016/02/the-power-of-yes.html in February. Mr. C aka the flesh and brain behind Misadventures of An Adoptive Father has asked me for a guest post on his widely successful site, which I considered a great honour.

Now, hubby and I are approved adopters and if all goes well we will have a Matching Panel in a couple of weeks. I feel the time is right to dip my proverbial pen into the ink and start my own blog.

They said,
Yes, we need you…
Yes, we like you…
Yes, tell us all about yourselves…
Yes, we will train you…
Yes, we are happy to assess you…
Yes, we approved you…
Yes, you have a lot to offer…
Yes, you will be great adoptive parents…
Yes, that’s a good book to read…
Yes, now we wait…
Yes, we know it’s hard to wait…
Yes, we understand…
Yes, it’s the climate…
Yes, we found a child…
Yes, you would be a good match…
Yes, you understand the needs of the child…
Yes, you are not the only family they look at…
Yes, we might know more in a month…
Yes, we know it’s disappointing…
Yes, we are back to the drawing board…
Yes, we can continue looking again when you are ready…
Yes, you think you are ready…
Yes, we found a new child…
Yes, he looks just like you…
Yes, it’s very promising…
Yes, they come to do a home visit…
Yes, there is another child who needs you…
Yes, they really want you…
Yes, it is hard to choose which child to pursue…
Yes, you need to decide now…
Yes, you are playing God…
No, you don’t get to do that without consequences!
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