On one of our adoption courses an adopter came in to talk to us about her experience in adoption. She brought some paper dolls that she had laminated, the dolls represented her, her husband, son, birth mum, their social worker, the adoptee and the adoptee's social worker. She found these to be really helpful in explaining her adoptee's life story. So following this brilliant idea we asked my very talented mum and her friend Margaret to knit our family, our number 4, birth mum, the social workers and of course the dog. Then later grandparents and an aunt who lives locally will be added to the mix.
So far she has completed child 2, dad and child 1. Child 3's gold slippers are just being finished. We plan to give number 4 a forever family bag containing all those involved in his/her journey to join us, when we meet them to help them get to know who we are. Aren't they just the cutest things?