I put a query out via my instagram stories earlier on in the week, asking whether people would be interested in finding out a bit more about our family experience with adoption. I had a lot of positive responses saying yes, and also some people commenting that they have considered adoption in the UK in the past, but haven’t pursued it as they didn’t really know where to start.
As I’m sure you can imagine, we are huge fans of adoption in our house! There are so many children in need of a loving home in the UK. There are also lots and lots of adoptive families in need of loving, supportive friends, family, teachers for their children, understanding and compassionate head teachers etc etc. Therefore if you are not in the position to consider adopting a child yourself, perhaps you have an adoptive family close by that you could support.
So, if you are interested, I’ll be starting a mini series on my instagram stories from next Thursday, 4th April, about adoption. I’ll be talking about the process briefly and what it’s like to go through it, as well as information about some of the panels you go before to get approved as an adopter and what it’s like when you meet your child for the first time. I can only speak from my own experiences of course. Every experience of adoption is varied and unique and every child’s experience of adoption is different. I’m happy to share some of ours though in case it helps to encourage anyone else to consider adoption or equips people to know how to support a friend or family member who is adopting – as well as their new son or daughter.
So if you don’t follow me already, hop over to instagram and follow my account: @celebratecreation
I look forward to seeing you there!