Thursday, 23 June 2011

Planning a short break

I'm planning to take the littlies (and maybe Mr Messy if he isn't too busy!) to a Centre Parcs to meet up with a lovely friend and her littlie over the Summer Holidays. Centre Parcs will be a great place for us all to get together, as it has all the facilities on-site including a fabulous looking swimming pool with flumes etc. We talked about the Children's Activities, but I was a bit hesitant about whether or not Little Prince would be able to cope with them or not. Due to his special needs he would be more interested in the activities for the younger age group (3-7 years) than the 8 years + group that he chronologically would be placed in. I've just rung Centre Parcs and their central booking line was disappointingly negative about this citing insurance issues, and saying Little Prince would have to be in his own age group. However, they gave me the number of the village and told me to try them directly. After being passed through a number of different staff, I finally got to speak to someone who runs the Activities and Children's Club. She was wonderful, she said that of course Little Prince could join in with the activities that suited his development rather than his actual age :-) And she said if we think he will need to have a one to one assistant, then as soon as we book to let her know and she will arrange this - FREE of charge!!

Little Prince has missed out on so many similar opportunities due to his special needs, and staff/organisers of events being unsympathetic and unhelpful, and in some cases downright unwelcoming, that the Centre Parc's attitude stands out as being so totally welcoming and helpful. I can't wait to get everything booked and sorted out now :-) And to tell Little Prince that he will be able to join in with the fun activities other children go to and their parent's take for granted :-) Its the little things that impress parent's of children with special needs :-)

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25th May 2009 - See New Child again & Court Date

23rd May 2009 - Fly back to Ethiopia

26th March 2009 - Fly to Ethiopia :-)

3rd March 2009 - Dossier Arrived at Orphanage

26th February 2009 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia

22nd December 2008 - Dossier back at DCSF

28th November 2008 - Certificate of Eligibility ISSUED

6th October 2008 - PASSED Approval Panel

7th July 2008 - Homestudy Update Started

28th Feb 2008 - Told LA we wished to change country


Formally withdrew from the China Adoption Programme 17th July 2008

LID (Logged in Date) with CCAA 16th August 2007

Documents to China 10th August 2007

Passed Approval Panel 5th March 2007

Homestudy started 6th June 2006

First Contact with our LA 1st Jan 2006