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.

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
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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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Rachel & Sarah adopt a son
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100% Born for us

Sarah and I have been together for 12 years and two and a half years ago we had a civil partnership. We talked about having children and Sarah was keen to have our own by using artificial insemination. However I just didn’t feel that it was right as it wouldn’t seem equal, the baby would...
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Anna & Peter adopt 6 month old Teddy
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Teddy’s Adoption

“When we decided to adopt, we already had the perfect family: our two birth children; one healthy girl and one healthy boy. However we thoroughly enjoyed being parents and felt we would be a good match for a disabled child. We approached Families for Children who agreed to assess us and after several homestudy visits...
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Two Children aged 19 months and 1 year old
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Liz and Danny adopt twice

Our Fairy-tale Journey. Once upon a time in a little part of Cornwall a little older man and a little older lady were busy dreaming of finding their forever children. They met a very wise owl who had tremendous knowledge and skills as well as loads of patience and passion. She took them on a...
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Zoe & Russel adopted a little boy aged 2
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Zoe & Russel’s first little boy

“At ages 40 and 42, we decided to reapply to be adopters, after resolving a lot of key health issues that had been the reason for being declined the first time round. Unlike conceiving your own family naturally, adoption isn’t for the faint hearted. The pre adoption process is sometimes difficult, testing and requires a...
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Sarah adopted a little girl aged five, as a single adopter
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Single Adopter Sarah

My phone rang at work, and I scribbled down notes as a social worker spoke: “Girl, five years old; feisty, screams a lot, communication issues, charismatic, likes grapes, unidentified triggers, when can we see you?”. Two months later and there she stood – tiny – on my doormat; delivered unceremoniously along with three heartbreaking black...
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Claire and Julian adopted a sibling group of 3 children
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Claire & Julian Adopt Siblings

We could see the three faces peeking out above the windowsill, eagerly awaiting our arrival. They were 2 , 3 and just 5. We had spent most of the previous year thinking about this moment, when we would become Mum and Dad to a family. Many meetings with our social worker, group training sessions, lots...
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