Can you help to repair a troubled start?

Read how Kate and her husband adopted Freddie through Coram Concurrent Planning

Can you help to repair a troubled start?

“Freddie was a three-month-old baby when he came to us. He’d been taken into care at just seven weeks. His mother was in prison with drug misuse problems and his father had died.

“His troubled start meant there was a possibility Freddie could have been HIV-positive. We received a lot of support and useful information from Coram at this time, which helped manage our worries.

“When we adopted Freddie, the adjustment process was absolutely fine. We already had one child, and knew we’d be good parents for him. Our older son had always wanted a little brother or sister, and was delighted when he became a part of the family.

 “As he gets older, Freddie’s curiosity is peaking about his family. It’s really important that he knows where he comes from.

 “Luckily Coram helped us to arrange contact between Freddie and his birth mother, and enabled us to integrate this contact into our lives.

“Had we not fostered Freddie first, he may not have been adopted until much later, or not at all. We’re so glad there was only minimal disruption for our little boy.”

Could you adopt?

If you believe you can offer a child the time, love and commitment they require to grow up feeling safe and happy, we would love to hear from you.  

Please get in touch on 020 7520 0383 or email us at adoption@coram.org.uk

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