Greg, who works in IT by day and is a DJ by night, was adopted at almost seven years old. He has only a few childhood memories from before his adoption, mostly of his time in foster care.Find out more about this story
10 months old. 10 years old. Boy. Girl. Brothers. Sisters. When you adopt, you’re not just choosing a child – you’re choosing a family.
Regardless of their age, gender, if they are adopted alone or as brothers and sisters – adopted children need extra attention, reassurance, and security due to their past experiences.
Read the stories from others who have adopted to help you understand more about the children waiting for you.
From an early age, Lowri, a solo adopter from Vale, Valleys and Cardiff Adoption realised that love didn’t have to be blood-related – and that family meant more than DNA. After babysitting for a family whose child was adopted, then 16-year-old Lowri knew she wanted to adopt.Find out more about this story
Talking about having children and adoption on a first date isn’t right for everyone. But for Martyn, 35, and Lee 40, the idea of starting a family made them feel complete. The couple adopted a five-year-old boy through Western Bay Adoption Service in 2018. Three years later, the pair adopted a four-year-old boy.Find out more about this story
Having a child naturally wasn’t possible for the couple, so they underwent IVF and had their first son. Despite the difficulties and emotional exhaustion of previous unsuccessful IVF treatments, the desire to have a larger family didn’t go away, so three years later they decided to adopt and give their son a brother.Find out more about this story
Initially, Christopher’s wife was sceptical about adopting but after hours of research, she decided it was the perfect opportunity. The couple adopted a three-year-old girl through the Western Bay Adoption Service in 2015 and couldn’t wait to start this new chapter in their lives.Find out more about this story
When the couple, first met Ellen she was still in nappies at the age of seven, had never had a book read to her, used to freeze at the sound of a loud noise and hid behind the sofa whenever she felt afraid – but despite her complex needs, Amanda and Martin knew from the moment they read about Ellen’s story that she was their daughter.Find out more about this story