Adoption Magazine

Preparing for Introductions

I first published this article nearly three years ago when we were preparing to meet baby sister. Introductions are different when you already have...

Starting school

Starting school is a big step in any child's life. It's pretty big for their parents too. Little Miss has been ready for big...

Fingers crossed

It's funny how life turns out sometimes. Some people believe in fate and that things happen for a reason. I tend to be one...

Managing school year transitions

Managing school year transitions (Part I) – supporting endings from home It’s that time of year for schools in England and Wales when staff are...

Too Loud

One of the things which is difficult to come to terms with as an adoptive mum is that I wasn't always there to protect...

Adoption stories: When it doesn’t go to plan

One of the main worries people have about starting the adoption process is that it’s going to take a long time. As with all...

Adoption stories: interview with birth mum Sammy

The first article of the year is a very honest interview with Sammy, a birth mum. Her daughter was taken into care and subsequently...

No is the hardest word to say

I’d always thought I’d have two children. I’ve got a sister and I can’t imagine my life without her. We share so many memories,...

Online safety

In the last few years, how we communicate with each other has changed beyond recognition. The online world is part of our everyday lives....

Squeezy hugs

Cuddles are one of the best things about being a mum. I love giving them. But receiving them from our daughter melts my heart....

The Adoption Process

If you're thinking about adoption, this article gives you an overview of the process and what's involved. It's written by an adopter of siblings,...

Contact with siblings

Contact with their birth family, usually via yearly written updates, is extremely important for an adopted child. It helps them understand their identity. And...

Adoption stories: Adopting siblings as a single adopter

Do you have what it takes to adopt a sibling group? Almost half the children currently waiting to be placed for adoption are siblings....

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