Andy and Craig’s story

Andy and Craig worked hard and enjoyed life, after being married for a couple of years, they knew they wanted to complete their family and be parents. Adoption was always their first option as they had a loving and safe home to offer a child.


“We always wanted a family and decided to start the process to adopt. The process was quite hard for us, it was very intrusive and in depth, but we understand why this has to be done. It was an emotional process as it delved into our past and the reasons why certain situations happened and how we dealt with that. The training was also self-reflective and made us think about how we would parent our own child.


“Even though the process is hard work, when we eventually got to meet our little girl, it made it all real and worth it. We finally feel like a family and I just can’t wait to see how she develops and grows.


“I would recommend to anyone looking to adopt to be honest throughout the process and be prepared to talk about your past. Our adoption journey from initial enquiry to welcoming our little girl took around 12 months, we know the hard work isn’t over but we know support will always be there from Adoption in Merseyside.”

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