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  • My Christmas Survival Plan – tips from an adoptive Mum

    Christmas can be a stressful time for all of us. But, heightened emotions and changes in routine can make it particularly challenging for adoptive families. Here, Mum of two, Hannah, shares her tips for surviving the festive season… Pretty much all the adoptive parents I know talk about Christmas (with a mix of dread and […]

  • When everything else was strange, unsettling, weird, they had each other

    Emma and Andy adopted two siblings, ‘Nibbles and Bubbles’,  four years ago, when the children were one and two years old respectively. Emma shares their story… I am not going to tell you that adopting siblings is easier than adopting one. It isn’t. When my husband returned to work I was scared. I felt woefully […]

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

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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