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I created this blog to share our adoption story, adopting our son is THE best thing I have ever done; and that I am most proud of. Friends and family are constantly surprised as to what the process entails. So hopefully this blog will be able to clear one or two things for you. Everyones experiences are different and the process may vary from different agencies.

I could say we had quite an easy ride through our journey. We loved our social worker, we did it at our own pace and we ended up with the most beautiful and perfect little boy; who we get to raise as our own.

Our story hasn’t ended in fact we are only just starting, but below you will find our adoption process story so far; from the moment we called up our first adoption agency to the day we brought our son home.

Thank you so much for all the support I have received in light of starting this blog. It makes me extremely proud to see that the people that matter to me have chosen to read my posts, and when they speak to us they have knowledge of what we have been through. And to those that have been inspired to adopt, do it, it will be the best thing you ever do!

Helpful Resources

Below I’ve listed the websites that really helped us along the journey!

First4Adoption -first 4 Adoption is the national information service for people interested in adopting a child in England. They give clear and impartial information about adopting and can put you in touch with adoption agencies in your area.

On this website, you’ll find all sorts of helpful information on the adoption process and what it is like to be an adoptive parent.

New Family Social – New Family Social is the UK network for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) adoptive and foster families.
Whether you are still deciding how to form your family, are on the way to being a parent, or are busy getting on with family life, you can find others near you in the same situation to share your journey.

As the only UK charity led by LGBT adopters and foster carers they also work with agencies to help with service delivery and to widen the pool of new parents for the many children who are waiting.

The Unlikely Dad – Together with his husband Daniel, Tom shares his beautiful adoption story. This blog really helped me understand the process and inspired me in creating my own blog, not only that he inspired and provided confidence in our decision to adopt.

Tom posts about real dad life stories and when reading his posts he really makes you believe that we are all in this together; ‘you are not alone and that dadlife really is like looking after a hormonal, small, drunk person who you are just trying to keep alive in their waking hours!’ Thanks, Tom!

4 Relative Strangers – Follows the stories of James and his partner as they adopt two young boys. Another blog which is real, factual and honest. Not only does James share his good times he provides insight into the tougher aspects of adoption. From him son apparently being ashamed of his weight-gain to recent medical diagnosis.