Podcasts

 

Adopter Stories by Adoption Now - #YouCanAdopt Black Adopters Campaign Special

The nationwide campaign #YouCanAdopt has been relaunched to positively improve perceptions and break down any barriers that people from the Black community may have in coming forward when considering adoption. In this episode of Adopter Stories we are speaking to Prossy. She started her adoption journey last year and adopted her child in the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic. Prossy is of Black African heritage so we wanted to catch up with her and find out about her adoption journey and her thoughts on the national campaign. Just to note, we did have some technical issues during the recording process so we apologise that audio quality of the interview isn’t always as perfect as we would like – but what Prossy has to say totally perfect!

 

Adopter Stories by Adoption Now - LGBTQ+ Pride Special - Episode 2 - Heather & Emma

In 2020 1 in 6 adoptions in England were to same-sex couples, and with the Manchester Pride Festival due to take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, we thought it would be a great time to talk about adoption and LGBT+. In this episode we speak to Heather and her partner Emma, we talk about their adoption story and why they came to adopt.

Adopter Stories by Adoption Now - LGBTQ+ Pride Special - Episode 1 - Lee

In 2020 1 in 6 adoptions in England were to same-sex couples, and with the Manchester Pride Festival due to take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, we thought it would be a great time to talk about adoption and LGBT+. In this episode we speak to Lee, who, along with his husband adopted their little boy. Just to note that the name he refers to in this interview has been changed for the safety of all involved.

Adopter Stories by Adoption Now - Abubakar & Uzma: Faith and Adoption

Faith. For many people it plays a fundamental role in their lives, and if you are a person of faith then we understand that it’s a huge part of what makes you, you. For Abubakar & Uzma their Islamic faith plays a very important part in their life, so, in this episode we find out about their adoption story, finding out just how much their faith helped and inspired them in their decision to adopt.

 

 

Adopter Stories by Adoption Now - Shauneen & Oliver: Adopting Brothers & Sisters

The 23rd April 2021 see's the start of a new national adoption campaign from #YouCanAdopt that focuses on the need for more adopters to consider adopting brothers & sisters. Often taking longer to place, we wanted to shine a light on the process of adopting siblings by talking to one of our amazing adoptive families. In the episode we talk to Shauneen who, along with her husband Oliver adopted siblings. We talk about how they both arrived at the decision to adopt more than one child, the challenges they faced and also the highs of adopting brothers & sisters.

 

Adopter Stories by Adoption Now - Rav & Phil: Adopting Brothers & Sisters

The 23rd April 2021 see's the start of a new national adoption campaign from #YouCanAdopt that focuses on the need for more adopters to consider adopting brothers & sisters. Often taking longer to place, we wanted to shine a light on the process of adopting siblings by talking to one of our amazing adoptive families. In this episode we talk to Rav who, along with his husband Phil adopted siblings. We talk about how they both arrived at the decision to adopt more than one child, the challenges they faced and also the highs of adopting brothers & sisters.

 

Adopter Stories by Adoption Now - Gill & Paul: Faith and Adoption

We understand that if you are a person of faith it is a significant part of what makes you, you. Here at Adoption Now we welcome people of all faiths who are considering adopting a child or children through us. In this latest episode of Adopter Stories we welcome on to the progam Gill & Paul. Their Christian faith is a very important part of their life, and so, in this episode we find out about their adoption story, finding out just how much their faith helped in their decision to adopt and during the adoption process itself.

 

 

Adopter Stories By Adoption Now - Julie's Story

In this feature length podcast we are sitting down to have a chat with Julie who, along with her husband, made the decision to adopt after they were initially considering fostering. We will be finding out more about that decision to adopt as well as talking about the process as a whole, adopting whilst having 2 birth children and we also talk about fostering for adoption.

 

Adopter Stories By Adoption Now - Taking That First Step

If you follow our social media channels you will no doubt have seen us talk about our information line, and how best to contact us if you’re thinking about adoption. However, we don’t always say exactly what happens when you do call, who will answer the phone and about the warm welcome that you will receive when you call us. So, in this episode of Adopter Stories we spoke to Debbie, one of our highly experienced social workers who may well be the person who picks up the phone when you call us. Amongst many things we talk about how much it means to you to pick up the phone and make that first call and the most common questions that we receive to our Information Line.

 

Adopter Stories By Adoption Now - Adopting As A Single Male

A common misconception when it comes to the adoption process is that you can’t adopt if you’re single or not in a relationship. In this podcast we sit down to have a chat with Christopher who made the decision to adopt on his own. We will be finding out more about what it was that lead him to make that decision, as well as what it was like going through the adoption process as a single male adopter.

 

Adopter Stories By Adoption Now

If you are thinking about adoption it can help to hear from real people who were once right where you are, and at Adoption Now we fully understand that. So, to help we spoke to some of our amazing adopters about their own personal experiences and what they had to share is just superb!

Sit down, relax and for next 5 minutes listen to the amazing journeys that some of our adopters went on to find their forever families.