Olympic gold medallist and adoptive parent, Tessa Sanderson CBE was the first high profile name to agree to become an ambassador for Adoption UK.

Tessa won gold in the women’s javelin at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles (see video below) and became a mother at the age of 58 when she and her husband, fellow Olympian, Densign White adopted twins.

Tessa and Densign were interviewed in Hello magazine and a number of national newspapers in 2016 about their decision to adopt their twins later in life.

Watch Tessa win the javelin gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics