Karen's story

Karen tells how her adopted son Josh was excluded from his previous school on a number of occasions as staff were simply unable to deal with his emotional needs.Read more

Lara's Story

Adoptive mother tells how she was unable to call her adopted child “my son”Read more

Lisa Rutter-Brown's Story

Lisa is an adoptive parent and deputy head who's helping to provide colleagues with attachment training.Read more

Josie's Story

Josie has praised her son's school for stepping up to the challenge of managing her son's attachment issues.Read more

Louise's Story

Louise urges adoptive parents to inform their children’s schools about attachment issues.Read more

Lisa's Story

Lisa tells how her son went from being being emotionally aged two, to nine, in just six months after changing school.Read more

Emma's Story

The highs and lows of adopting birth siblings. Emma and Andy had always wanted a family and chose to adopt after discovering they were unable to conceive.Read more

Claire's Story

Claire, a single, 33 year-old adoptive parent from the northeast of England, tells how therapeutic support accessed through the Adoption Support Fund has enabled her two-and-a-half year-old daughter Annie to flourishRead more

Regina's Story

Regina, who along with her husband Andrew adopted two sisters in 2004, shares her family's adoption experience.Read more

Megan's Story

Megan was placed with her adoptive parents, along with her sister, when she was four-and-a-half due to neglect from her birth mother. She was inspired to write a letter to her adoptive mother on her birthdayRead more

Penny's Story

I’m an adoptive parent to two boys, aged nine and six, who have both had a difficult start in life.Read more

Polly's Story

A ‘poster child for adoption’ – that’s how Polly Penter describes herself.Read more