Family and support is one of the most important factors when adopting, and knowing of others' stories can help to provide confidence and reassurance.  Here you can find some families experiences when adopting through Families for Children, and hopefully help to provide some insight into what to expect.

Mark and Natalia share their story, they adopted siblings…

No matter what they do, they love you and you’re the most important person in their life.

“For 10 years we were trying to have children but unsuccessfully. We wanted to try IVF one more time but were told our chances were very small. It was hard to come to terms with not having children and it made me sad and low. But one day I thought, “what about adoption?” I talked…

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Daniel and Katy adopted sibling boys and 9 years later adopted their daughter. Read their full story…

I’m so happy we could offer them a loving home

After our last failed fertility treatment we both agreed we definitely wanted children and that adoption was the way forward. We always said we would consider siblings as we knew we wanted more than one child. We had no idea what to expect from adoption but we’ve only had a very positive experience. We felt…

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Tamzin and Tony adopted siblings and tell their story…

Go for it! It can be hard but it’s so worth it! I am so glad we adopted our whole family in one go!

After getting married we immediately started trying to get pregnant. We were unsuccessful and then went through three rounds of IVF over a couple of years. During this process we were already talking about adopting. We decided that even if we managed to conceive and have one child we would adopt a second child as…

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Hannya was adopted and tells her story

Adoption is a beautiful, crazy thing

To say I have procrastinated for around three weeks ahead of writing this is somewhat an understatement. I love telling my story about the love, care and support my adoptive family have given me over the past 22 years; the only barrier I face when telling my story, is my audience’s misconception about adoption. If…

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Accepting a child for who they are.

I always had a feeling I would end up adopting a child. I had friends at school who were adopted from within the UK and abroad and we had many conversations about their experience as an adopted child. I worked and volunteered in children’s work. Even with this knowledge it took me years to take…

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A wonderful piece written by the Diocese of Salisbury’s Grapevine publication

Making A New Family

“Faith gives us the extra strength to go through the adoption rollercoaster.” Joe and Mary (not their real names) are a churchgoing couple in East Dorset who have recently adopted a son through a Christian agency. “We both grew up in churchgoing families”, says Joe, “but lapsed as young adults. As we thought about marriage,…

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Noisy, fun, always changing and always rewarding.

Adopting a sibling group can be challenging; listen to the experiences of a couple in Devon who adopted a group of five… We wanted to adopt because we always knew we wanted children. As  a gay couple there were a couple of options open to us, but it the end it seemed like the better…

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Sally & Adrian adopt 5 year old Jasmine

A new lease of life

We are Sally and Adrian, our 2 sons were on the point of leaving home, and having given respite care for children with disabilities for several years we decided we could offer a permanent home for a child. The adoption process can be exhausting at times but with the support of a great social worker…

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If you have room in your heart and house then do it

Growing up in a family of eight siblings was competitive and exciting. I always knew that I wanted a child but as a single person in full-time employment, I had no idea how to go about it. I wasn’t even sure if adoption might even be a possibility for me. One day, I plucked up…

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Be prepared and make sure that you have a supportive network. No one has had a perfect life

My husband and I tried to have a baby through IVF but sadly it didn’t work. We spent a lot of time looking after our nephew and niece and knew that we could love someone else’s children. We decided to go for adoption and went through the charity, Families for Children. They were very thorough…

Read More...
Mark and Natalia share their story, they adopted siblings…

No matter what they do, they love you and you’re the most important person in their life.

“For 10 years we were trying to have children but unsuccessfully. We wanted to try IVF one more time but were told our chances were very small. It was hard to come to terms with not having children and it made me sad and low. But one day I thought, “what about adoption?” I talked…

Read More...
Daniel and Katy adopted sibling boys and 9 years later adopted their daughter. Read their full story…

I’m so happy we could offer them a loving home

After our last failed fertility treatment we both agreed we definitely wanted children and that adoption was the way forward. We always said we would consider siblings as we knew we wanted more than one child. We had no idea what to expect from adoption but we’ve only had a very positive experience. We felt…

Read More...
Tamzin and Tony adopted siblings and tell their story…

Go for it! It can be hard but it’s so worth it! I am so glad we adopted our whole family in one go!

After getting married we immediately started trying to get pregnant. We were unsuccessful and then went through three rounds of IVF over a couple of years. During this process we were already talking about adopting. We decided that even if we managed to conceive and have one child we would adopt a second child as…

Read More...
Hannya was adopted and tells her story

Adoption is a beautiful, crazy thing

To say I have procrastinated for around three weeks ahead of writing this is somewhat an understatement. I love telling my story about the love, care and support my adoptive family have given me over the past 22 years; the only barrier I face when telling my story, is my audience’s misconception about adoption. If…

Read More...

Accepting a child for who they are.

I always had a feeling I would end up adopting a child. I had friends at school who were adopted from within the UK and abroad and we had many conversations about their experience as an adopted child. I worked and volunteered in children’s work. Even with this knowledge it took me years to take…

Read More...
A wonderful piece written by the Diocese of Salisbury’s Grapevine publication

Making A New Family

“Faith gives us the extra strength to go through the adoption rollercoaster.” Joe and Mary (not their real names) are a churchgoing couple in East Dorset who have recently adopted a son through a Christian agency. “We both grew up in churchgoing families”, says Joe, “but lapsed as young adults. As we thought about marriage,…

Read More...

Noisy, fun, always changing and always rewarding.

Adopting a sibling group can be challenging; listen to the experiences of a couple in Devon who adopted a group of five… We wanted to adopt because we always knew we wanted children. As  a gay couple there were a couple of options open to us, but it the end it seemed like the better…

Read More...
Sally & Adrian adopt 5 year old Jasmine

A new lease of life

We are Sally and Adrian, our 2 sons were on the point of leaving home, and having given respite care for children with disabilities for several years we decided we could offer a permanent home for a child. The adoption process can be exhausting at times but with the support of a great social worker…

Read More...

If you have room in your heart and house then do it

Growing up in a family of eight siblings was competitive and exciting. I always knew that I wanted a child but as a single person in full-time employment, I had no idea how to go about it. I wasn’t even sure if adoption might even be a possibility for me. One day, I plucked up…

Read More...

Be prepared and make sure that you have a supportive network. No one has had a perfect life

My husband and I tried to have a baby through IVF but sadly it didn’t work. We spent a lot of time looking after our nephew and niece and knew that we could love someone else’s children. We decided to go for adoption and went through the charity, Families for Children. They were very thorough…

Read More...
Mark and Natalia share their story, they adopted siblings…

No matter what they do, they love you and you’re the most important person in their life.

“For 10 years we were trying to have children but unsuccessfully. We wanted to try IVF one more time but were told our chances were very small. It was hard to come to terms with not having children and it made me sad and low. But one day I thought, “what about adoption?” I talked…

Read More...
Daniel and Katy adopted sibling boys and 9 years later adopted their daughter. Read their full story…

I’m so happy we could offer them a loving home

After our last failed fertility treatment we both agreed we definitely wanted children and that adoption was the way forward. We always said we would consider siblings as we knew we wanted more than one child. We had no idea what to expect from adoption but we’ve only had a very positive experience. We felt…

Read More...
Tamzin and Tony adopted siblings and tell their story…

Go for it! It can be hard but it’s so worth it! I am so glad we adopted our whole family in one go!

After getting married we immediately started trying to get pregnant. We were unsuccessful and then went through three rounds of IVF over a couple of years. During this process we were already talking about adopting. We decided that even if we managed to conceive and have one child we would adopt a second child as…

Read More...
Hannya was adopted and tells her story

Adoption is a beautiful, crazy thing

To say I have procrastinated for around three weeks ahead of writing this is somewhat an understatement. I love telling my story about the love, care and support my adoptive family have given me over the past 22 years; the only barrier I face when telling my story, is my audience’s misconception about adoption. If…

Read More...

Accepting a child for who they are.

I always had a feeling I would end up adopting a child. I had friends at school who were adopted from within the UK and abroad and we had many conversations about their experience as an adopted child. I worked and volunteered in children’s work. Even with this knowledge it took me years to take…

Read More...
A wonderful piece written by the Diocese of Salisbury’s Grapevine publication

Making A New Family

“Faith gives us the extra strength to go through the adoption rollercoaster.” Joe and Mary (not their real names) are a churchgoing couple in East Dorset who have recently adopted a son through a Christian agency. “We both grew up in churchgoing families”, says Joe, “but lapsed as young adults. As we thought about marriage,…

Read More...

Noisy, fun, always changing and always rewarding.

Adopting a sibling group can be challenging; listen to the experiences of a couple in Devon who adopted a group of five… We wanted to adopt because we always knew we wanted children. As  a gay couple there were a couple of options open to us, but it the end it seemed like the better…

Read More...
Sally & Adrian adopt 5 year old Jasmine

A new lease of life

We are Sally and Adrian, our 2 sons were on the point of leaving home, and having given respite care for children with disabilities for several years we decided we could offer a permanent home for a child. The adoption process can be exhausting at times but with the support of a great social worker…

Read More...

If you have room in your heart and house then do it

Growing up in a family of eight siblings was competitive and exciting. I always knew that I wanted a child but as a single person in full-time employment, I had no idea how to go about it. I wasn’t even sure if adoption might even be a possibility for me. One day, I plucked up…

Read More...

Be prepared and make sure that you have a supportive network. No one has had a perfect life

My husband and I tried to have a baby through IVF but sadly it didn’t work. We spent a lot of time looking after our nephew and niece and knew that we could love someone else’s children. We decided to go for adoption and went through the charity, Families for Children. They were very thorough…

Read More...

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