Hello, I’m Suzy creator of We Made a Wish. I’m an adoptive mum to two beautiful girls who crept into our hearts four years apart. We Made a Wish grew from my desire to create beautiful things to celebrate adoption and families.
Things have moved on since then and I focus on writing to help raise awareness about adoption, rather than making cards and gifts.
With over 1000 readers a month, this magazine has become a go-to source of information for those thinking about adoption, as well as adoptive parents looking for advice and support.
The magazine started life as a blog which I created not long after our eldest daughter came home. I wrote to let off steam and also to share our experience of adoption. I struggled to find anything online written by adopters about the realities of adoption and wanted to create something to help others going wanting to find out about adoption.
In 2019, the blog evolved into a magazine. I publish interviews and articles from adopters, adoptees and birth parents about their experience of different aspects of the process. There’s also book and product reviews as well as articles from agencies and experts about some of the issues that adopted children may face.
Please note that book reviews and articles recommending products may contain affiliate links. This means I receive a fee if you buy a product when you click on a link to it from one of the articles.
Please get in touch if you’d like to contribute to the magazine.
I’ve written a guide to adoption from an adopter’s point of view. When we started the process, I couldn’t find any books or blogs written by adopters about the process. The agency websites told me the basics about what the process involved, but I wanted to know the nitty gritty.
An Adopter’s Guide to Adoption is a step-by-step guide looking at topics like how to prepare to for the process, things to consider when choosing your agency, the assessment, Panel, matching and beyond. It’s the book I wish had been available when we were first thinking about adoption.
I’ve also written a novel. “Running Scared” was started on our honeymoon and I self-published it through Amazon the week before we met our eldest daughter.
Work with me
I have diplomas in Copywriting and Professional Freelance Journalism from the British College of Journalism. I have nearly 20 years’ experience in the legal profession as a legal adviser which involved assisting Magistrates to write logical, clear and reasoned judgments from a jumble of thoughts.
My insight as an adopter and a former legal adviser, means I can write compelling copy about adoption. I can write and edit blog posts, training material and website copy which will connect with adopters, helping them on their journey to become parents.
Get in touch to find out how we can work together.