Family History


A brief pause in the family story. Contemplating the move to London.

There will be a brief pause in the family story – hopefully to be resumed next week. (Right now, today February 2nd 2015,  I am looking […]

All change in the family situation

Things were going along fairly well in our family in 1983. Our elder daughter, Lucy was attending a ballet company school in London. Anna, our second […]

Why I started writing my blog

My blog began in September 2013 because there were many things I wanted to say about adopting children of a different race. They are things I […]

Interesting backgrounds continued. . . Variety is the Spice of Life.

In my last blog post I was talking about the interesting backgrounds of our adoptive sons. They range from white British, to Jamaican, Nigerian/Ghanaian and Dominican. […]

Interesting backgrounds and heritage

A year ago I had lunch with a friendly person I had met at a local church. Inevitably a question came up about our respective families. […]

Adoption. Warmhearted and welcoming friends and family. Random thoughts.

I did not prepare this short post in advance. It has just come into my head. I think “Random thoughts” are allowed. After all, this blog […]

The helpful big sisters/’home-grown” daughters (continued)

Quite a while ago a friend commented on our family.  As I mentioned in this blog a few months ago, she said “The sisters must have […]

Jah feeling vulnerable. The lost tooth.

As I have mentioned before, I have spent quite some time writing a memoir, entitled “A Rock for Jah”. This has not been published and I […]

The story so far. The story will be continued.

We have now arrived at the moment where Jah has been officially adopted. Unsurprisingly, this is not the end of the story. It is simply a […]