The third celebrity to become an ambassador for Adoption UK is the actress and singer Shona White.

Shona, who is an adoptee, has had starring roles in West End shows, including Chess, Wicked, Les Miserables, Shout, Mamma Mia and Rocky Horror.

Shona said: "I was very flattered to be asked to become an ambassador for the charity. As an adoptee it is a subject very close to my heart so if I can help Adoption UK to keep offering the support that the charity provides to families, then I will be honoured to do so."

My parents are wonderful and are my 'real parents' full stop!

Shona continued: "I am very lucky as I've always known I was adopted because Mum and Dad told me from a very young age. My parents are wonderful and are my 'real parents' full stop! It is something I am proud of and what an incredible thing for them to have done. They have been a constant support to me no matter what, which is just what all parents do for their kids right? I always felt special and chosen," she added.

It is vitally important for charities like Adoption UK to have high-profile ambassadors as they help us to attract finances, offer moral support to our campaigns and help to influence and educate the wider-world about the challenges facing today's adoptive families.