We adopted - so can you
We appreciate that when you are thinking about adoption, you have lots of questions and thoughts about what it might entail.
The people below have adopted with support from Lambeth Council.
Here in a series of film clips (hosted on You Tube) they share their stories based upon their personal experiences.
Hopefully their stories will give you some insight into the adoption process and help you make a decision about whether adoption is right for you.
Andrew, who adopted his daughter with his partner Paul, explains why they chose Lambeth.
Some people think they might not be allowed to adopt for whatever reason. Single mum Carol, who adopted her daughter, explains her concerns about adoption, why she thought she might not be eligible, and how a phone call to Lambeth’s adoption team put her at ease.
Ed and his wife Gene have adopted both their children. Here Ed describes his experience of the adoption process.
At Lambeth, we will give you support and help at all stages of the adoption process, from your initial enquiry and assessment to when a child is placed with you, and even after that. Andrew, who adopted his daughter with partner Paul, talks about his thoughts on that support.
Gene, who adopted her two children with husband Ed, describes her experience of the support she received from their allocated social worker.
When you have been approved by the adoption panel to become an adopter, the search for that special child starts. Andrew, who adopted his daughter with partner Paul, describes the moment they met her for the first time.
Ed, and his wife Gene, adopted their two children, and here Ed describes that first meeting with them.
You can see the entire film "Thinking about adoption?" here.