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Views from various people involved in the adoption process.

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  • May 10, 2024

    Coram’s Be My Family service and Now Foster have teamed up to raise the profile of fostering and adoption amongst people at the beginning of their family building journey. This new blog by Now Foster’s Sara Fernandez shares some of the learning from the project so far. Two different routes often misunderstood The way that […]

  • “Having gay parents hasn’t been such a big deal. Having new parents was the bit that took some getting used to”.

    March 4, 2022

    Steven Elvins is 21 and lives in Bristol with his Mums, Lynne and Emma. In a special blog for LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering week, he shares his adoption story. Living in an LGBT+ family People often ask me how I feel about having two Mums. To be honest, I’ve never really given it that much […]

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

    February 28, 2021

    In 2017 Matt and his husband adopted 2 young boys. Here, he describes the highs and lows of their first weeks together… We first met our boys in October 2016 at an adoption activity day. The day was amazing and allowed us to spend four hours with these wonderful boys.  Smiling, laughing, playing and getting […]

  • My Christmas Survival Plan – tips from an adoptive Mum

    December 14, 2017

    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

    November 30, 2017

    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”

    November 21, 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 […]

  • “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 […]

  • “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 […]

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