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 we went through the panel and were matched with Jasmine.
Jasmine, who is beautiful, has autism and severe learning disabilities. She has given us a new lease of life having been with us now for 7 years. She can be challenging at times, but can give us big smiles and cuddles at other times. We go for walks and Jasmine loves the rain and puddles!
Although we haven’t needed support from Families for Children since the adoption it is good to know they are only a phone call away.
We have never regretted our decision to adopt Jasmine and would recommend anyone thinking of adoption to find out more as there are so many children needing a permanent family.