Real-life adoption and fostering stories and articles for families and agencies
We publish a variety of articles and features about adoption and fostering. To look at some or all of the articles, simply explore the categories on your left, or see below.
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“Adoption is not an easy path, but it's a rewarding one”
After being approved as adopters, Sam and Tina decided to subscribe to Be My Parent: they found that it helped them to get a better sense of the children waiting. They were matched with Kevin and Emily after reading about them in Be My Parent.
“Adoption is about finding parents for children – not the other way around”
Amy and James subscribed to Be My Parent when they started on their adoption assessment process, partly to help them find out as much as they could about the kind of children waiting for families. Josh and Chloe’s profile, especially their photo, stood out from the others…
"I am so pleased we are together"
Frasier, 16, and his younger brother, 15, were adopted together when they were aged eight and seven, after their adoptive parents saw their profile in Be My Parent. Frasier tells us what he feels about adoption generally and being adopted with his brother.
"We are a family"
Linda and her husband Paul were 37 and 39 when their three daughters, Emily, Chloe and Katie, came to live with them. Six years on and Linda talks us through her family’s adoption journey, tells us about the girls, now aged 9, 10 and 11, and gives us her thoughts on adopting a group of siblings.
The girls have their say!
Sisters Emily, Chloe and Katie, now aged 9, 10 and 11, were adopted together six years ago. They tell us about themselves, each other, their family, and how they feel about being adopted together as a sibling group.
A rewarding challenge
Adoption social worker Annette Hope, from Wigan Council, appeared on Channel 4’s 15,000 Kids and Counting series. This gave an unprecedented glimpse into the adoption process. Annette talks through some issues involved in the difficult but rewarding task of family-finding for siblings.
"We were meant to be together"
Each year, many babies are adopted into the adoptive families of their older brothers and sisters, and this is one way of keeping birth siblings together through adoption. Lesley Felce talks to Christine about the adoption of her now three-year-old daughter, Kiera, and hears how, two and a half years on, they have just welcomed Kiera’s baby half-brother, Liam, into the family.
Support available when adopting siblings
If you are adopting siblings, a wide range of support is available to you.
Last updated: 15 April 15