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Bethan

Case study: Bethan, 49, is a single parent from Manchester who adopted Alex*, 11, and Layla*, nine, a brother and sister of mixed heritage. Childrenâ€

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Carl and Peter

Carl and his civil partner Peter from Bolton adopted brothers Joel, seven and Alfie, six. *Names have been changed to protect identities. Carl and Pet

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Clare

Clare and her husband adopted sister and brother Sarah* and Kyle* when they were three and a half and two and half years old, respectively. *Names hav

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Zoe and Simon

Zoe* and Simon* from Bolton adopted brother and sister Sally* and Tom* over two years ago and haven’t looked back. *Names have been changed to prote

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A Granny’s story

This case study is part of a series done by Caritas Care where adoptive parents write letters about their experience. In the past, I’d congratulate

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Franky and Alex’s story

This case study is part of a series done by Caritas Care where adoptive parents write letters about their experience. Dear Adopter, There is nothing

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Fiona’s story

This case study is part of a series done by Caritas Care where adoptive parents write letters about their experience. Dear Adopter, Don’t worry abo

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Dawn’s story

This case study is part of a series done by Caritas Care where adoptive parents write letters about their experience. Dear Adopter To be really hones

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Kate

I’ve always wanted to be a parent. I tried to be a birth mother for many years and eventually as I approached 40 I realised that if I actually w

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Michael and Les

Les and I both met while working overseas as holiday reps over 12 years ago, after 3 years travelling we decided to come home and join the real world.

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Antony

Connor is such a bright and clever little boy, intelligent and engaging – people comment on that when they meet him and my father adores him.  Conn

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Steph and Kamren

We tried for a long time to have a birth child and it just didn’t work out for us. I had worked very closely supporting families who were involved w

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Sarah and Neil

Sarah and Neil from Warrington have just adopted two brothers. Here they share their story. Childhood sweethearts, Sarah (37) and Neil (40) first met

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Sarah and Zia

Sarah and Zia were in their late 30s when they discovered they were unable to have a child naturally. Sarah and Zia met when Sarah was working abroad

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Rachel

I felt that I was at a point in my life where I could provide a child with the love, care, nurture and stability they required. I had always envisaged

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Kerry and Grayham

We have been together for 15 years and always talked about having a family but unfortunately it just never happened for us. We even tried IVF but foll

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John and Robert

Our initial telephone call reassured us that our enquiry would be treated in a positive manner. The social worker we spoke to explained that Lancashir

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