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After the activity day

Well we didn't find a match but we did get a good luck angel from one of the little ones!
The activity day is a huge roller coaster of emotions from being freaked out before hand, arriving and being given the info pack, flicking through the pack and knowing there are no matches "on paper" for you, heading down to play with children, watching how other people are with the children, feeling self conscious, getting involved and having a giggle, talking to amazing children who are just wonderful (but not a match), then  trying to think if you could cope with more than you had planned, talking to social workers, having a dance, feeling exhausted and then you leave and it's all over and nothing has changed but at the same time everything has changed. 
Having a day to think it was a great experience and has shown us what we want and don't want and it has gotten us a lot more focused than we had another positive step on our adoption roller coaster (actually the day…

Adoption activity day

We have got confirmation that we are going to an adoption activity day next weekend. It is a scary prospect but exciting as well.
It feels as if we are about to step back on the crazy roller coaster ride again. For a while I feel like we've just been doing enough to stay "in the queue" and just watching others go whizzing around. Now we are about to jump back on and I'm worried about coping with the ups and down again. Memories of our last matching process have been going around my head all afternoon and I am trying to not get too emotional about it all.
On an interesting side note there is a Jungle theme to the activity day so, never wanting to pass up an opportunity for fancy dress we have to get planning .... I'm thinking animal onesies!?