Veronica and David become parents

Find out about Veronica and David adopting a child with a similar heritage

Veronica and David become parents

As black adoptive parents, Veronica and David felt it was important to adopt a child of African or Caribbean descent

Ethan was 15 months old when he was adopted, and Veronica and David said he settled in very well, bonding very quickly with them. David says:

Ethan is getting on fine and his development is coming on leaps and bounds. His speech is coming on really well; he’s imaginative and loves playing. He is a happy healthy little boy.

Veronica and David feel that adoptive parents can play an important role in encouraging others to come forward to find out more about adopting, particularly amongst the black and ethnic minority communities.

Veronica says: “Adopting a black child was important to us. We feel very comfortable to teach our son about his heritage and are best placed to support him with any challenges and issues. In our culture there tends to be a focus on getting married and having children and if any issues come up with this, adoption isn’t something that’s always considered. Ethan has completed our family and it’s about letting others know that they can have this experience too.”

Could you adopt?

We would love to hear from you if you believe you can offer one or more children the time, love and commitment they require to grow up feeling safe and happy.

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

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