Adoption Magazine

National Adoption Week and Magazine Launch

Welcome Hello and welcome to the first edition of We Made a Wish online adoption magazine.  It’s purpose is to promote openness around adoption by...

Spotlight: Adopt North East

Every month there’s going to be a “spotlight on” feature to give you information about adoption agencies. First off is Adopt North East.  I’ve started...

Adoption Stories: Interview with Melissa

Melissa and her husband adopted two sisters. Her Instagram account @us2rabbitandmoo gives an honest account of the highs and lows of their parenting journey.                 Introduce...

Book Review: The Family Fairies

Every month, there’s going to be a review of a book about adoption.  Most will be non-fiction but there may be the odd fiction...

Adoption Stories: Interview with @suddenlymummyat40ish

@suddenlymummyat40ish is a single adopter. She’s mum to a five year old girl and lives in Surrey.                       Was your agency a local authority or voluntary...

Playing out

When I was a child, playing out was a big part of my life. I played out with my friends in the streets around...

No going back

I guess it's always difficult to know when it's the right time to tell your child they're going to have a sibling. As a...

Finding a simple exercise solution

Trying to find a healthy balance has been my aim this year. I wrote at the start of the year about how I wanted...

Back on the rollercoaster

I wrote a few months ago about our dilemma at being asked if we wanted to be considered as adopters for our daughter's sibling....

Adoption cards and gifts

We Made a Wish was born because I struggled to find appropriate cards and gifts for our daughter's foster carer. I'm not a particularly...

Bring on the spring

I wrote a few months ago about my aspirations of finding a healthy balance in my life. When I wrote the post I...

Life Story Book – Part 2

I've written before about how much I was dreading starting life story work with little Miss. I felt so much pressure to get it...

Becoming a mum again?

For a lot of years, I didn't think I'd be able to celebrate Mother's Day. I thought it was always going to be a...