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

    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 […]

  • “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 […]

  • “I wanted his trust, his love, his affection but he didn’t know me” – an adoptive Mum writes

    @blogforadoption and her husband adopted a little boy in 2014. Here she tells how, slowly at first, she has bonded with her son:  Pretty much from the moment we saw Danny’s profile at the Exploring Adoption Event we were attached. We loved this little guy and couldn’t wait for him to feel the same way […]

  • “I sometimes feel like a puzzle piece trying to fit in”

    Like many adoptees, Claire has often felt like “an outsider”. Her she shares her story and some advice for her younger brother.  I was adopted at a very early age. For me, adoption was not a full stop as some people misconstrue it, but the start of a brand new story. Fast forward 20 years […]

  • “I loved him but I didn’t like him” – parenting a violent child

    An adoptive Mum shares the challenges of caring for a child with behavioural difficulties. My son, Ralph, was 3 and my daughter, Hera, was 2 when they came to us. They had endured dreadful abuse and neglect in their early years. My son was lovely and charming but had violent tantrums. Ralph took up all […]

  • Promoting positive communication with our daughter’s school

    In her first blog, Sophie talked about the importance of developing a collaborative approach with teachers to help her adopted daughter get the best out of school. Here she shares how things worked in practice…  We were nervous and excited in equal measures when Lucy started school. We were fully aware of the significance of her […]

  • Working with school to support our daughter’s development

    Our daughter Lucy had been with us several months when she was due to start the local school in Reception. We were excited for her, and really hoped that she would blend in with the other children and not stand out as being different in any way that resulted from her unfortunate start in life. […]

  • Volunteering at First4Adoption

    I have just come off the phone from today’s third potential adopter. As a volunteer for the national information service, First4Adoption, I take calls from a wide range of people considering the tremendous emotional journey that is adoption.  Some of them are telling us things they have never shared with even their closest family and […]

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