Forming NAAP has been a roller coaster ride. On the journey so far,some things we expected but others came as surprises,or even as shocks. Wehave gained valuable insights into the functioning of the family court system in the darker areas -far removed from the realms of the higher courts and sanitised published judgments -that seldom normally get exposed to daylight. It has sometimes been harrowing but nonetheless it has been a privilege to have members share their personal stories with us. It has also been immensely gratifying to be able to offer support and even a little hope.