You can’t change their past, but you can make a choice and change their future.    

10 months old. 10 years old. Boy. Girl. Brothers. Sisters. When you adopt, you’re not just choosing a child – you’re choosing a family. 

Regardless of their age, gender, if they are adopted alone or as brothers and sisters – adopted children need extra attention, reassurance, and security due to their past experiences.

Read the stories from others who have adopted to help you understand more about the children waiting for you. 


Christopher, 44

Initially, Christopher’s wife was sceptical about adopting but after hours of research, she decided it was the perfect opportunity. The couple adopted a three-year-old girl through the Western Bay Adoption Service in 2015 and couldn’t wait to start this new chapter in their lives.

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Amanda & Martin

When the couple, first met Ellen she was still in nappies at the age of seven, had never had a book read to her, used to freeze at the sound of a loud noise and hid behind the sofa whenever she felt afraid – but despite her complex needs, Amanda and Martin knew from the moment they read about Ellen’s story that she was their daughter.

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Sarah, 32

Single parent, Sarah’s decision to adopt was heavily influenced by her career as a youth worker. She adopted sisters aged 4 and 6 in 2019 through St David’s Children’s Society and talks openly about their journey on her blog, 2StarfishSolo.

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Julia, 40

In 2011, Julia’s two up two down couldn’t accommodate more than one child so after adopting their son at 4 years old through North Wales Adoption Service, they adopted their daughter five years later.

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Natasha, 43

Tasha, who is a teacher, adopted siblings of Thai heritage – a three-year-old daughter and a 20-month-old boy – because she knew that boys, minority ethnic children and siblings typically wait the longest to be adopted.

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