Saturday, 30 July 2011

Another conversation with Little Prince

I'd forgotten this recent chat we had! Little Prince is upset because he doesn't feel very Arab, he says its really hard to feel Arab as we are all white, everyone at school is white and no one he knows is Arab like him. He had a very very similar comment to make about not feeling Muslim and not being a good Muslim.

I am going to have to make a lot more effort to get him connected to his birth culture and to learn more about Islam. Ramadan is approaching and I'm going to suggest that we all try fasting over a weekend, so that Little Prince can experience a little of what being a Muslim in Ramadan would feel like. I'll find one of his children's books on Islam so that we can read together about the purpose of fasting during Ramadan too. I'll also have to chat to my friend the Designer Children's Boutique owner as her husband is a Muslim, and see if Little Prince and Mr Messy can visit the Mosque with him and their boys. Although when I've suggested this to Little Prince he has been very resistant, I think he is worried he won't know what to do and he will make mistakes. He doesn't like to stand out and as being a Muslim is quite important to him, he doesn't want to appear foolish or silly.

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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