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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]