The Adoption ABCs: Preparing to open up your heart and home

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“It helps to be open and honest because this will all be taken into consideration when we are being matched with a child” BY JEN CAMPION, IMAGE VIA FREEPIK Once we pass Stage One, we enter Stage Two. Sometimes called the home study, this is when we get into the nitty gritty self-analysis. We each [….]

The Adoption ABCs: The home inspection

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“It’s strange to think our child might already be born. Each day I wonder what they look like and what they might be doing” BY JEN CAMPION The entire house has been cleaned from top to bottom. Floors mopped, cupboards wiped down, shelving dusted. We’ve cleaned the windows for the first time in forever. There [….]

FAMILY: One in three LGBTQI adopters say their sexual orientation is a barrier

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Research from New Family Social reveals that LGBTQI couples currently family-finding are facing huge struggles  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM According to brand new research conducted by New Family Social, the UK’s charity for LGBTQI adopters and foster carers, 28% of LGBTQI adopters currently waiting to be matched with a child say that their [….]

BLOG: The Adoption ABCs

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“This isn’t always how I imagined my parenting journey would begin – but it feels right” BY JENNY CAMPION “So how does it work for lesbians, will you use a sperm donor?” This is the wildly inappropriate question a colleague asked me during my first week at a new job (I should have known it [….]

Natalie and Karina share their story this LGBT Fostering And Adoption Week

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“Seeing you’ve made a difference to a child’s life makes all those stressful days worth it” BY TACT UK My partner Karina and I became foster carers two years ago. We had a pretty good understanding of what we were getting ourselves into as Karina’s parents had been fostering with fostering and adoption charity TACT, The Adolescent [….]