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Matching

I've been meaning to write this blog post for a while, but what with Christmas, New Year, and being over-loaded with work I just haven't quite managed it..! I could have written this post 100 different times and it would have come out differently each time, but here's how I'm feeling about it all today...

Firstly, a brief catch up on the basics. We're now at the stage of adoption refered to as 'Matching' or as I like to call it - limbo. Although a bit less traumatic than various parts of the approval process, this is hard in a whole load of ways I wasn't expecting.

Matching is the part of the process where we're actively looking for a child we think we could be parents to. (Contrary to what some people seem to think, they don't just hand you the one that's next in line.) The best way I can describe this is a bit like online dating - we have a profile which gets sent out to lots of Child Social Workers and Family Finders, and the children hav…