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  • “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 […]

  • “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 […]

  • 6 tips for telling people you’re adopted

    For young adopted people, it’s often difficult to decide when and with whom to share their life story.   The Adoptables  (peer network of adoptees aged 13-25) wrote this guide for teenage adoptees.  Six tips for telling people you’re adopted When we are at Primary school, we tend to be a lot more open with […]

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