Read these stories from CCS Adopters about how and why they adopted their children and how it has been for all of them. All names changed for safeguarding purposes.
We looked into adoption after a failed attempt at IVF and a burning primitive need to have children that came from nowhere when I met the love of my life in my late 30s. Like many people, having children was not a reality until it became too late.Read More
The reasons for considering and ultimately choosing Early Permanence are rooted in the adoption of our first child. At two and a half she had experienced neglect, physical and emotional abuse and suffered trauma from constant moves. We wanted to minimise this for another child, even if they didn’t end up staying with us.Read More
An LGBT Couple
As a gay male couple our starting point was either surrogacy or adoption. We went to an event on surrogacy and we left feeling like it wasn’t right for us – it felt too complicated and expensive, particularly when there are lots of children out there in need of a good home.Read More
Susan and I sat in our car just outside a hospital and cried. We had just met with our consultant who had confirmed the news that our chances of conceiving were slim at very best. The reality of this for Susan was immediate, the pain very obvious.Read More
One evening when our eldest daughter (now 10) was having a bath, she asked ‘do they ever have children talking about adoption on the radio?’ ‘why darling?’ I responded. ‘Well, I would like to talk about it. About it being a good thing. I like being adopted and think it is a good thing for other children.’Read More
When we first started looking into adoption we weren’t even sure whether we really wanted to adopt or not. In fact having known a few people who had done so, and seen the reality of what’s involved I had been put off!Read More