What no-one tells you about adopting

Sometimes it’s a call in the middle of the night. Sometimes it’s a long-awaited meeting. You can try to prepare however you think best — read the recommended books, talk to families who’ve done it, go to support groups — […]

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I’m a Mum who … never thought she’d become one

The week that I turned 30, two things happened that changed my life forever: the first was learning that my mum’s cancer was terminal and she had perhaps six months to live. The second thing was being told by my […]

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11 Crazy Things I’ve Been Asked as an Adoptive Parent

Because my boys are members of a visible minority whereas their father and I are not, the fact that our family was created through adoption is always in evidence. We treat adoption as an everyday fact –as natural and as […]

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