Im Charley, my young family and I have been given the opportunity to move out to Adelaide due to recent new family connections through my partners father and siblings in aus. Weve discovered that my partner Ben is actually half Australian so we are in the process of applying for his citizenship in order for us to all go over in sept/oct time. Everything seems to be moving pretty fast and weve also had a offer on our flat that weve accepted. I am excited but i cant help but feel really scared. Ive researched Adelaide inside out including schools for our 2 year old daughter and rental properties. We are going to be staying with my partners father for a while and he is going to be working in the family business so we have got a good foundation to go to.
We haven't got much family here other than my mum whom im really close to. She is currently studying a nursing degree at uni, and is planning to come join us when she is finished her degree in a couple of years. Im my mums only child and i have her only grandchild. She is not married either, can anyone give my any advice on how easy it will be for me to get my mum over to us when she finishes. Ive looked at different visas on the aus gov website but I keep finding things that state it could be a 13 year wait!??? This is something that really effects how i feel about going to Aus.
I am also having trouble looking for potential work in Adelaide, i will be unable to work for the first 12 months due to my partner visa, however i wanted to start investigating potential employers. I currently work as a teaching assistant in a special needs/ autistic school there doesnt seem to be a great deal of these in Adelaide? Can anyone point me in the right direction please?
I just hope we are making the right decision as a family it seems so difficult to be sure, one day i wake up and im full of excitement the next day i wake up and i cry all-day. Please tell me this is normal, i feel like a crazy woman :)