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  • 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 […]

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

    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”

    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

    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”

    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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