Profiles & Adoption Stories
Here we have shared with you some real stories from adoptive families talking about their experiences of assessments, matching and parenting. The children’s profiles are examples of the types of children that wait the longest for an adoptive family.
I always wanted to be a teacher and I always wanted to adopt. It had nothing to do with my experience of growing up or the people I knew, and being single did not put me off.
It was so exciting when we first saw Kirk's profile and it just felt so right. There was no caution or question marks with him; it was just “Yes!”, so we were over the moon when we were given the thumbs up for a transracial placement.
Asye and Hakim’s story
Asye and Hakim recently adopted their one year old son Reece who has additional needs.
Sarah’s sibling story
In 2017, Sarah a single adopter, became the parent of two children – Christopher, aged 9 and Grace, aged 8.
Louise and John’s story
Louise and John knew that they would not be able to conceive naturally. Both agreed that it was never so important to have their own biological children, it was just important to have a family. So adopting siblings became a rather natural conclusion for them.
Shegun and Seyi adopted after trying IVF and then went on to have their own birth children.
Martin and Stephen were matched with Toby, aged 13 months. They had gained a lot of experience being around and caring for their friends’ children in the previous 13 years, and so felt ready to look after a child of their own.
Danny has a lovely, cheeky personality. He loves to be busy and enjoys soft play, toddler groups, playing outdoors, climbing, running and especially likes bouncing on the trampoline.
Heather and June enjoy a close sibling relationship. The girls were removed from their birth family due to on-going concerns about neglect, domestic violence and alcohol misuse.
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