What adoption has meant for me

While adoption can have many challenges, primarily it is very fulfilling and rewarding.  Here, some of our adoptive parents tell us what adoption has meant for them.

“This time last year we were a happy couple, but with something missing. Now with 2 little people curled up through the wall, we're a happy, fulfilled family looking forward to our future”.

Parents of 3 year old girl and 10 month old boy,

We are proud parents.  Hate the tantrums.  Love their character coming out, and how we have created a history together already.  Frankly we are knackered every night, and high five each other when they are tucked up and the house is once more peaceful.  Can't imagine life without them.”

Parents of three and four year olds,

“Our worker seemed to have taken notice of who we are and found two of the most beautiful girls for us.  It has been the most rewarding thing we have ever done.  Initially it is hard as you are strangers to each other but now we are a family we cannot imagine our lives without our two happy healthy daughters”.

St Margaret's Client,

“When our worker found our match we knew instinctively that they were going to be our kids! How excited we were!  The children have transformed our lives and also that of our extended family.  They are loved by all and bring great joy and happiness to us.  We have just attended our Celebration Day so in the eyes of the law we are all now a family!  We have however, felt like a family from the day we arrived home and we cannot begin to imagine life in any other way now”.

Parents of 5 year old boy and 4 year old girl,