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A mother’s story for Mother’s Day

‘She’s not my real mum, you know’ It was said so casually – a matter-of-fact statement that temporarily stopped the room. It was just me and my youngest daughter visiting my mum; the eldest and her dad having stayed in London. This was our first visit to nanny’s without them – I’d made the most of enjoying…

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Helping children during COVID-19 containment period

There is a lot happening in our world right now that can cause many of us to feel anxious, especially the current Coronavirus (Covid 19). Children and young people may be feeling scared or confused by all the changes happening to their routine, which can be unsettling. So with the help from our friends at Aspire Adoption Services and…

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We have a little boy who we are incredibly proud of

Steven and Jason* had always wanted to adopt, living in a one bedroom flat, they knew things needed to change – and after one adoption information evening they were hooked and almost overnight, their flat was up for sale and they started looking at three-bedroom family houses! Between them, Steven and Jason tell their story. “We were really motivated to start the…

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Maisy made our happy family complete!

For many years Helen spent her time looking after children; either at work or as a foster carer for children with disabilities. She loved the rewards of both and especially enjoyed being around children, and it was these experiences that motivated Helen and husband Marc to adopt a child of their own. With the help of their adoption social workers…

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Radish – a child’s story about adoption

Radish by AJ Oliver This is a book about a little hare and his adoption story, beautifully written by AJ Oliver. The book is a journey from a chaotic and harmful home life with his birth family to his new family – and all the characters he meets along the way. There’s Sparrow; his social worker, Barney, the wise owl…

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Patrick, adopted adult, finds his family in the US

  Patrick has very clear memories of the difficult and sad times surrounding his adoption. He was four years old and living in a children’s home where he remembers, among other things, being strapped into a highchair which left him with delayed mobility.    His was a two-year process and, during those two years, he was allowed to spend time with…

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