Real adoption stories
What is it like to adopt? How will I find being an adoptive parent? What will my new family be like?
There's nothing like hearing it from the people who have been there. That's why we’ve gathered together some of our adopter stories, so you can listen to the first-hand experiences of people like you who have adopted. All our stories are real but some names and identities have been changed to protect anonymity. Photographs are posed by models.
Born into a chaotic and abusive family, Danny was frightened all the time - until we settled him with caring adoptive parents Helen and Steve.
“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.
“We’d heard the process can be difficult and take a long time, but after a meeting a Coram social worker we felt instantly lifted.