myAvatar (2)I’m Hannah Meadows: writer, wife to the wondrous Pete, and adoptive mum of two primary-school-aged delights – Joanna and Charlotte. Hello.

Though they are marvellous in many ways, our children’s early trauma means we also live with child-on-parent violence. We think it likely that they also have FASD and we are fighting for assessments for them. You’ll see a lot about that on this site.


I write about adoption, and am currently working on a book about self-care for adoptive parents, following my seven-part series on this topic.  (Shameless plug: you can also get my free guide ‘A Week of Self-Care for Adoptive Parents’ by subscribing to my newsletter.)

I write articles such as this piece on Finding Dory for Standard Issue magazine.

My blog posts have been promoted by CBeebies and MumsNet.

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On my website you will find resources for adoptive parenthood, reviews of books and products I like, and blog posts on self-care.

On other days you’ll find other bits and pieces of life. Perhaps a really good chocolate cake recipe on one day, and a celebration of a school success on another. Often there are moans about the continual slog of trying to get our children the support they need, or accounts of the latest bout of violence.

And that summarises everything around here. If you’re not sure where to start, then click on one of today’s most popular posts (those square pictures, top right) and leave a comment to say hello.

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