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Meant to Be

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I hope I have shown her what it is to be in a loving relationship, and that life comes with its rips and tears, but they can be sewn up again. this was a well written heart warming story, proving families come in all shapes and sizes no matter how they became to be. But, in the months and years that followed, she discovered that there was more than one way to build a family – and that there is a lot of joy to be found in life’s unexpected detours.

The journey Lisa and Chris, her husband at the time, take through this book is a bittersweet story of the ups and downs of trying for a baby and it not going the way others take for granted. The weeks before had been so intense, and we were – and would continue to be – under such watchful eyes. At this moment Billie was in the shared care of the local authority and her birth mother; we were simply the foster carers until all the court assessments were completed.

There were certain precautions that we needed to take to ensure we didn’t all get too attached and because at this point we were officially foster carers. Exactly the same as Lisa; I did not share everything I went through during my IVF journey, which is now a blur, as I could not cope with the scrutiny or expectation of IVF, so my husband and I kept the burden to ourselves. Hearst UK is the trading name of the National Magazine Company Ltd, 30 Panton Street, Leicester Square, London, SW1Y 4AJ.

While the assessments were being carried out by the courts, as well as giving Billie her everyday care, we would be taking her for regular contact visits with her birth mother and monthly ‘looked-after child reviews’ with social services, not to mention being on the receiving end of home visits from social workers and district nurses. Thoroughly moving book and a brave and honest account of the epic journey some women face to become a mother.This book is good for anyone who has been through this, or, equally, for those who haven’t, to gain an understanding of this difficult journey. After Lisa had an ectopic pregnancy, she tried many things after to conceive again but sadly she failed to get pregnant. I do believe you are given what you need, although it might not be what you think you want at that time.

If anyone reading this is struggling to have children please pick up this book it will give you courage and their is help available out their.That’s why I wrote my book, Meant To Be; if I had read someone else’s story, I might not have felt so lonely and desperate.

The idea of adoption is not always easy for other children to understand; they imagine her being picked from rows of cots in an orphanage, like Tracy Beaker or Annie. Angela had given me a brand-new changing bag that she had been given (and hadn’t used) and I was scared that they would think that I hadn’t listened to anything they had said about being very low-key and keeping everything the same. We recently went to see the film Instant Family, which is about adoption, with a friend who has two adopted children, too.So here I would like to recommend this book no matter if you have children or not, or if you are having trouble falling pregnant you may find some suggestions in Lisa's book Meant to Be.

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