'You give and you give but the children find it too hard to even give you a hug.'
Every year, tens of thousands of children across the UK need foster carers because they are no longer able to live with their
'Everything feels different.'
A mum has shared an open letter about how adopting her son changed their relationship, and reminding everyone that it’s not
Bring the tissues.
A video has gone viral reminding everyone about the joy of adoption (and reducing us all to tears). Lauren Hernandez, 18
We had to approach this process appreciating that if it was possible, it would be the first choice for any baby. We would know we had been a vital safety net for the child, that we had minimised upheaval in the child's life and provided stability and love.
During the last decade, authorities and agencies across the country have found it increasingly hard to find permanent, loving families for children in care in a timely way. The government's plan to speed up adoptions, announced by Michael Gove in 2012, briefly reversed that trend. But it looks as though there has now been a dramatic loss of nerve by many in the social care sector...
Season's greetings hope you're all enjoying some well-earned time off with your pets and thinking up some New Year's Resolutions - and if I may suggest one - adopt a rescue pet! Sure, puppies and kittens (which incidentally can also be found in rescue) maybe more cute, but older animals need loving homes too...
Adoption is widely regarded as a perfect arrangement for all parties and whilst it does generally benefit everyone involved, it is naive, one-dimensional and even dangerous to assume that it is a purely positive event without repercussions.