Kate and Adrian’s Story

Kate and Adrian were together for over 12 years before they started their journey to growing their family.
Kate tried several rounds of IVF in a previous relationship, so they decided that adoption would be the best route for them to explore.

They started their adoption journey in 2013 with an information session.

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Kate and Adrian


Unfortunately, within a couple of months, they had to put their adoption journey on hold.


Kate was diagnosed with cancer.
Thankfully, Kate and Adrian overcame this huge life challenge. They started the process again and became approved adopters in Spring 2016.
“The adoption process can take a long time, but don’t be put off by this because at the end there is a family”.
Kate said “The foster for adopt route was perfect for us and we knew the risks we were faced with.” This adoption was successfully concluded later on that year.
Two years later, they received a phone call from their social worker.
The social worker told them that a sibling had been born. They were in a position to welcome their second child and keep the brothers together.
“We were very keen about adopting again, so the phone call came at the perfect time for us. The boys have a great bond together and we are very open about their adoption journey”.

In 2020, they received a third phone call from their social worker who’s opening words were “are you sitting down?”.

There was a third sibling on the way.
It was a harder decision to take on a third child. Yet, they knew they had the space in their home for all three brothers. Otherwise, the brothers could be at risk of being split up. Kate and Adrian knew the impact this could have on their children’s lives.
“We love them more and more every day, yes the process can seem daunting, but the end goal is 100% worth it. We can’t wait to see them grow and thrive”