Jessica and Natalie* tell their story about how they created their family.
When we first discussed adoption, it wasn’t even legal for us to adopt as a couple. That was 12 years ago now and things have changed dramatically!
We started seriously looking into adoption in 2014 and decided to attend some information evenings hosted by a few voluntary agencies and our local authority. Adopt Together at Faith in Families were the first agency we visited and we were blown away.
We were initially concerned about them having their roots in the Catholic religion, given the church’s history with the LGBT community being difficult, but we needn’t have worried. We were treated exactly the same as everyone else and asked regularly if there was any more that we felt that they could do for us.
They have worked with us every single step of the way. We started the process in spring 2014 and within a year we were approved to adopt and bringing our children home.
When our children came home, things weren’t necessarily smooth but the quality of the training we received helped us to feel confident in our ability to parent them. When things got really hard, they stood up and fought for us so get our family the support and help that we needed. Faith in Families are always there for us and that support is unwavering.
They care about us, our children and our family. We are their focus; they are there to support us. Not just now but forever and we could not thank them enough for it.
There are still over 3,000 children waiting for loving homes. If you feel that you could adopt or would like to find out more, contact Faith in Families on 0115 9558811 or fill out our contact form.
*Names have been changed to protect identities