Our adopters

You don’t have to be ‘perfect’ to adopt a child or children, since each adoption is as unique as the people being brought together. In order to meet the needs of children waiting for an adoptive family, we encourage enquiries from a diverse section of the community, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, disability, race or faith. Here at Adoption Counts, we have a network of proud adoptive parents who have made the decision to adopt a child or children with us. Find out more about their personal adoption journey’s below.

An honest letter about our adoption, the ups and the downs.  

My husband and I have been so lucky to have adopted 2 of the most amazing children. Every day they make me laugh, challenge me and help me grow. I love them endlessly, but our adoption story wasn’t all roses and that is what has inspired me to write about it. To write with honesty and openness so if you are feeling an inch of how I’ll felt, you won’t feel alone and this may give you a glimmer of hope.

Sean and Alex knew they wanted to become adopters early on in their relationships. Their daughter joined them two years ago and made their house into a home!

Matt and Shaun adopted their little boy just 18 months ago. Their lives are now full of unconditional love and they enjoy spending precious time together as a family of three, while keeping in touch with their son's foster carers - who have become part of their extended family. 

Antony works in advertising and decided to adopt after becoming godfather to his nephew. He realised he wanted to parent a child of his own and his dream became a reality in 2014 when he adopted his eight-year-old son.

After trying to start a family for ten years, Trafford couple Jeanette and Mike decided to adopt after hearing about the many children waiting for loving families. Jeanette, a supply teacher, and Mike, a mental health nurse, say that adopting their son and daughter has changed their lives for the better. Here, the couple share their adoption journey in their own words.

Peter and Lisa share a nine-year-old son and both have children from previous relationships. Here they share their story of becoming adoptive parents and welcoming their two-year-old daughter into their family.

After having considered fostering for a while, George and Emily decided to adopt a pair of siblings. They were matched with two twin girls. This is their story.

Steven and James have been a couple for seven years and decided to start a family after their civil partnership in 2013. Here they talk about becoming adoptive parent to two brothers, aged two and five.

Hayley adopted two sibling. Her story is one of Sunday walks, laughters and strong emotions. Read more.

Molly and her wife Alice decided to adopt two siblings because they always envisage having two children. This is their story.