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Rescue a pet today

If you are looking to add to your family with a furry friend, why not give an animal a second chance by rescuing and rehoming? ...

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Mythbusting questions about adoption

There are many myths about who can and cannot adopt. These myths can stop people from coming forward as they are worried that they will not be accepted as potential adoptive parents. Lets take a look at the common misconceptions about adoption. - We’re a gay couple can we adopt? Whether you’re straight, lesbian, gay or transgender you could adopt. Different types of couples can and have adopted successfully ...

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Adopting when you’re over forty

People of all ages can, and do successfully adopt. Adoption can seem complicated. A subject surrounded by a hundred and one questions. What sort of people can adopt? Am I too old? What if I’m overweight? These things shouldn’t stop you from considering adoption as a way to build your family. Many agencies understand that a diverse range of children need a diverse range of families. Many people can be good a ...

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Build your family through adoption in 2015 and help a child build a better future

This could be the year you finally get around to cleaning out the garage or joining the local gym to get closer to the better, fitter 2015 version of you. While you’re looking ahead to the exciting new things this year will bring we ask you to think of the children who wait. Every year the number of children entering the care system continues to rise. Last year there were over 68,800 looked after children i ...

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Considering adoption? Next week is National Adoption Week!

National Adoption Week starts  3rd – 9th November 2014, highlighting the real need for more people to consider adoption. In 2013 there were over 68,000 looked after children in England alone. (www.baaf.org.uk) Nearly half of these children became looked after because of abuse or neglect. The amount of children in the care system continues to rise and the need for adopters to help a child have a childhood is ...

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Adoption and finding the right agency for you

Children from across the UK need a forever family. The reasons why children find themselves in the care system are varied and complex but one thing is clear, children from every part of England and Wales are affected. Not just those in London boroughs, not just those from our larger cities, but children from towns big and small from Cornwall to Northumberland and everywhere in between. There are many volunt ...

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“She’s not my real mum you know…”

It was said so casually – a matter-of-fact statement that temporarily stopped the room. It was just me and my youngest daughter visiting my mum; the eldest and her dad having stayed in London. This was our first visit to nanny’s without them – I’d made the most of enjoying this new, relaxed dynamic where, for a few short days, I wasn’t trying to keep both a 10 and 5 year-old happy, in this quiet, ‘tick-tock ...

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Common adoption myths, busted!

Adoption can be an enriching, rewarding process. Despite the clear benefits to children and adopters, many potential parents are missing out because they don’t think they are eligible to become adopters. With 6,000 children across the UK needing a home, busting some of the myths around who can and can’t apply to become a family is essential. We’ve separated the fact from the fiction to ask ‘could it be you? ...

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The adoption journey

Adoption is a way of providing a loving new family for children who cannot be brought up by their own parents. Nicole Harman tells us of one of her experiences helping a couple in their journey to adopt a child.  “I am passionate about my role and find great pleasure in knowing that I have helped people create families.” says Nicole “Over the past year the most rewarding result has not only been the volume ...

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How you can extend your family through adoption

Adoption. It can seem like a quite a scary word. Caring for a child who may have had difficult early life experiences and supporting them towards a better future. Along with this you also have a number of Local Authorities and Voluntary Adoption Agencies to choose from. This can make that first step towards adopting very confusing. Zara, who already had birth children of her own, adopted a sibling group of ...

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The story of a single adopter

One of the myths surrounding adoption is that you have to be in a couple in order to adopt. This isn’t true, in the last 20 years there has been a notable increase in the number of single-parent adopters, often because of the rise in the number of people settling down later in life. One such adopter, is Dawn Jones. Becoming a mum Dawn, 51, from York had always longed to be a mum. She is one of three childre ...

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