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a note from Astrid and Steve

Hi all, you might have noticed that we have not been around much for the last few weeks. Many of you already know that we have adopted a little 4 years old boy and for now, we need to keep our world very small while he gets used and attached to us (and we to him).

Once he feels a little more save with us, we will start popping up with him at the odd race (finger crossed for Santa Canta) but on the course rather than in the middle of the hustle and bustle.

The adoption is not a secret (rather difficult to hide a 4-year-long pregnancy, especailly in lycra) but we would like to ask you to respect that his story is his story to tell and he should be able to decide when and with whom to share it. Hence, please do not mention ‘adoption’ to him, e.g. “is this you adopted son?”, or share this information outside the club as this might make his future in the Herts community more complicated. Thank you for understanding.

Good luck for the cross country

Re: a note from Astrid and Steve

Astrid and Steve, this is such wonderful news. We all can't wait to meet him and look forward to catching up with you. You will be missed at the cross country but we are very very happy for you.

Re: a note from Astrid and Steve

Fantastic news - he doesn't know how lucky he is to have been adopted by two such wonderful people. Bike for Christmas perhaps? Do they make wetsuits for four year olds?

Well done both of you.

Re: a note from Astrid and Steve

I am very pleased for both of you .
Best Wishes

Dave

Re: a note from Astrid and Steve

lovely news team Mckeown!

Re: a note from Astrid and Steve

Lovely news. Enjoy family life

Re: a note from Astrid and Steve

I’m still very disappointed you didn’t adopt me as well. Seriously though so pleased for you both and wishing you all the happiness and love for the future. ❤️

Re: a note from Astrid and Steve

So pleased for you all on becoming a family - the joys and challenges of parenthood await, good luck! xxx

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We can't wait to meet you all together when you are ready. Squirrel onesie for Christmas????
Lots of love
Phil and Cathy

Re: a note from Astrid and Steve

How wonderful that is! I am so pleased for you both!!!! x

Re: a note from Astrid and Steve

Fabulous news, so pleased for you all:) x

Re: a note from Astrid and Steve

Lovely news Im so pleased for you both

Re: a note from Astrid and Steve

So pleased for you three! What a beautiful worded message Astrid sounds like you are doing a great job already 👍 it will be lovely to meet your little man on his and your terms when you are ready 😃

Re: a note from Astrid and Steve

Wonderful news and best wishes for the whole family

Re: a note from Astrid and Steve

Fantastic news . Wishing you all the best x

Re: a note from Astrid and Steve

What special news. :heart:

Re: a note from Astrid and Steve

Amazing news! Congratulations to you all 💙

Re: a note from Astrid and Steve

Such lovely news and so pleased for you all.

Re: a note from Astrid and Steve

Congratulations, really lovely news!