What not to say to someone who's adopting

Guest blogger Emma Sutton advises what NOT to say to people who are adopting (and what to say).Read more

Daddy and Dad - Sibling Power

Jamie reflects on his and fiancé Tom's experiences as adopters of siblings Lyall and RichardRead more

Sarah and Martin - Adopting an older child

Sarah talks to us about her experience of adopting an older child with her husband Martin.Read more

Patrick & Janet's Story Part IX - Adoption Order

In his latest adoption blog post, Patrick talks about being granted the Adoption OrderRead more

Patrick & Janet's Story part VIII - First holiday & School

Adoption blog covering a first seaside holiday and getting the boys into a school.Read more

Patrick & Janet's Story Part VII- The Early Days

Patrick remembers the early days with the boys in this adoption blog postRead more

Foster Care Fortnight - in praise of foster carers

To mark Foster Care Fortnight, Patrick reflects on the importance of foster carers to adoptersRead more

Patrick & Janet's Story Part VI - The Big Day

Taking the boys home, forever. Sixth part of Patrick's adoption blog.Read more

Spud & Gonzo - lunch with a pirate

Millie and Alex go to school assembly and lunch with the girlsRead more

Patrick & Janet's Story Part V - Meeting our boys

Patrick and Janet meet their sons for the first time. Part five of Patrick's adoption blog.Read more

Suzie - adopting my little sister

Suzie writes about becoming the big sister of an adopted girl.Read more

Patrick & Janet's Story Part IV - Matching Panel & Foster parents

In part four of Patrick's adoption blog he tells us about Matching Panel and meeting the children's foster parentsRead more

Why choose Adoption Focus?

Millie adopted 'Spud & Gonzo' with Adoption FocusRead more

Sarah and Martin - Our adoption story

Sarah shares the story of how she and Martin came to adopt with us.Read more

Jamie & Tom - Little Green Diary

Adopters Jamie and Tom share some memories from the early months of their adoptionRead more

Patrick & Janet's Story Part III - Approval and Family Finding

In the third part of Patrick's adoption blog he tells us about being approved by Adoption Panel and starting the family finding process.Read more

Patrick & Janet's Story Part II - Preparation Groups and Assessment

In the second part of Patrick's adoption blog he tells us about attending Adoption Focus preparation groups and working together with their social workerRead more

Spud & Gonzo - too old at four?

Millie talks about the importance of considering older children to ensure that siblings stay together.Read more

Patrick & Janet's Story Part I - Deciding to adopt

Patrick and Janet are a Catholic couple who were desperate to be parents. Patrick tells us their story in his adoption blog.Read more

Spud & Gonzo go back to school

Spud and Gonzo were adopted through Adoption Focus. Millie, their mum, shares the story so far...Read more