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  • “None of my 6 children is related to me by birth but each has a unique place in my heart”

    November 15, 2017

    In our latest blog exploring sibling relationships, @adoptionof2 shares the joys and challenges of being Mum to “a blended family”:   Let’s put my family in context. My husband has four children from his first marriage. The eldest and the youngest came to live with us when they were 18 and 13 respectively. Before they moved […]

  • “Their bond is beautiful & with each bedtime kiss we thank them for choosing us”

    November 8, 2017

    It’s almost 7 years since Poppy and her husband adopted two young brothers. She shares their story in our latest sibling themed blog. First-time parents and four months into our adoptive placement, excitement and jubilation at finally having the family we longed for – and without any warning, a knock at the door. That familiar […]

  • “I hope that, as they grow, our 4 girls will be thankful to have a tribe they can call their own”

    November 1, 2017

    In our latest blog exploring sibling relationships, “Mrs 6”, Mum to 4 girls, reflects on the rewards and challenges of growing her family by adoption.  Last weekend our girls had their first sleepover as a group of four sisters. It has been over two years in the making and much longed for by our Little […]

  • “Being adopted with my sister was like having a family within a family”

    October 24, 2017

    Continuing our series of blogs on the theme of brothers and sisters, adoptee, Claire Eastwood shares her sibling experience : I am 23 years old now and I was adopted at the age of 3 with my half-sister who was 7. She had cared for me prior to our adoption so unfortunately she had had […]

  • Adopting siblings – Jamie’s story

    October 13, 2017

    Did you know that over half of the thousands of children who are waiting for adoptive parents are part of a sibling group? I’m Jamie, adoptive Daddy of two handsome little chaps called Rich and Lyall. Richie’s seven, Lyall’s eight. I’m one half of Daddy and Dad with my partner of 15 years, Tom. Tom […]

  • “6 things I wish I’d known before I became an adoptive Mum”

    June 22, 2017

    In 2013 Emma and her husband Andy adopted two toddlers – a brother and sister. Here she shares some hard won wisdom… “When I took my children home I was over the moon and under prepared. If only I had known then what I know now, those first few weeks would have been easier and more […]

  • “Lots of love & see you soon” welcoming an adopted child – a Mum writes

    May 22, 2017

    Most adoptive parents make a simple photo book to introduce their child to his or her new family. @blogforadoption remembers making one for her son, Danny – with a little help from a talking bear called Ernie.     During our adoption process we saw a couple of books that adopters had made. I’m not […]

  • “When do me & my brother move to our next house?” – the first months with my sons

    May 11, 2017

    In February 2017 Matt and his husband adopted 2 young boys. Here, he describes the highs and lows of their first weeks together… It is three months since we had two wonderful boys placed with us. Each day brings immense progress. But, just when you think you have made a huge leap forward, BANG! You take […]

  • “I’m terrified of how they’ll feel” explaining adoption to toddlers – a Mum writes

    April 11, 2017

      “Rain or Shine” is the Mother of adopted boys aged 3 and 4. She shares the challenges of talking to her sons about their lives before adoption :  Since the boys have arrived with us, we regularly talk with them about their life with foster carers. Whether that’s their anecdotal stories or more serious […]

  • “Becoming a Dad was the most radical thing I’ve ever done”

    March 9, 2017

    In this special blog for LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week, Rupert Smith reflects on changing attitudes and new opportunities for gay parents.   I was at an adoption event recently, talking to a young man who wanted to be a father but also wanted to carry on going out to clubs, having lovely foreign holidays […]

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