Your Stories

Adoptive parents and adoptees share their stories.

Your Stories



Stella's Story
Adoptive parent Stella tells how her daughter Adelaide crumbled under the pressure of secondary school. Read More. 

Emma's Story
Adoptive mother and author Emma discusses the "incredible highs and pass-the-tissue lows" of adopting siblings. Read More.

Alex's Story
Trans adopter Alex shares his adoption experience. Read More

Cathie's Story
Adoptive parent tells of her son's adoption disrupting. Read More  

Leah's Story
Adoptive parent Leah initially struggled to bond with her adopted son Billy, then aged two, and her transition to parenthood was anything but smooth. Read More 

Helen's Story
To be wrongfully charged with assaulting a child is hard to imagine. But what if it was your own adopted child who invented the allegation against you? Read More

Anita's Story
As a single adoptive parent, Anita struggles to make ends meet each month. Read More

Elaine's Story
My heart leapt when I heard about Adoption UK’s campaign to raise awareness in schools about the importance of attachment Read More

Sarah's Story
Sarah decided to share her experience in a bid to encourage as many people as possible to support our Fair Deal campaign for adoptive families in Scotland Read More

Ben's Story
Ben Carpenter is a single adoptive parent to four children, all with significant extra needs. When Ben applied to adopt 11 years ago, he was the youngest and first single and first gay man to contact his local authority in Yorkshire Read More 

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

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 birthday 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 flourish Read More 

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

Lara's Story 
Lara has written three blogs about life with her adopted son 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 schools Read More

Louise's Story
Louise urges adoptive parents to inform their children’s schools about attachment issues 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

Lisa Rutter-Brown's Story
Lisa is an adoptive parent and deputy head who's helping to provide colleagues with attachment training Read More


If you would like to share your story please contact our Comms Team at press@adoptionuk.org.uk or on 01295 752240.