This is Me!

You are a one of a kind. There is no one else on the planet who is exactly like you. What is it that makes you YOU? Is it your personality or the way you look? It might be what you like doing or it simply might be where you come from and your family history. The truth is all of these things are what makes you YOU. This is called our identity. Your identity is made up of lots of different parts. Different parts will make different people.

Could you tell us what makes you YOU?

You can do this through painting, drawing, collage, photography or you can create a film, a picture collage, a comic or animation. You can write a short story, create a profile, a poem or a song. Your piece could be a self-portrait created out of magazine clippings or a collage that has a mixture of things that show us who you are.

Age Groups

  • Under 4 years
  • Ages 4 – 7
  • Ages 8 – 11
  • Ages 12 – 14
  • Ages 15 – 17
  • Ages 18 and above

All participants will receive a £10 giftcard.

Prizes

Winners can choose either one of the following prizes:

  • A day ticket to a local attraction of their choice in Mid & West Wales.
  • An Odeon or Vue cinema gift card.
  • A Caffe Nero or Costa Coffee gift card.

Closing Date

Friday, 2nd September 2022

To enter please complete an entry form and send your entries to us electronically via our website.

Guidelines & Rules

  • One entry per child/ young person/adult.
  • Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, 2nd September 2022. Please send you entries in any of the following formats: pdf, jpeg, doc, mp3, m4a, mp4, wmv or avi.
  • All submissions must be completed by the adopted child, young person or adult.
  • All participants will receive a giftcard to the value of £10. A postal address must be provided on the entry form.
  • Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and announced on the 16th of September 2022.
  • Winners will receive their prize shortly after the 16th of September 2022.
  • Winners will be invited to present an award at our 2022 Celebrating Life Journey Work Awards, which will take place during National Adoption Week in October 2022.

This is Me!

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Three Words to describe my parents

Kind, funny, loving, helpful, caring, happy, fun. These are some of the words adopted children used to describe their parents.

As you can see, being an adoptive parent requires the same characteristics as any other parent. However, adopted children will have many unmet needs from their early experiences and will require a little bit extra from their adoptive family.

You’ll be provided with the support you and your family require as you go through the process to become approved adopters, right through to placement and beyond.

Having a positive attitude, patience, resilience, and a sense of humour will give you a good baseline to becoming an adoptive parent and see you through the challenges and rewards of adoption.

Here is what our team said they look for in prospective adopters.

Patience, playful, empathetic, accepting, sense of humour, resilient, resourceful, and committed.

If you are considering adoption and some of the characteristics above describe you; why not get in touch with us to learn more.

Here are some more responses we’ve received from adoptive families who shared their three words with us.

Jillian and John

Mum and Dad

Adopted at age: 2 years

Child age now: 9 years

What do they want to be when they grow up?

Artist

Ross and Dean

Dadi and Dadi

Adopted at age: 4 years

Child age now: 7 years

What do they want to be when they grow up?

Quarry lorry driver

Trudy and Edward

Mum and Dad

Adopted at age: 26 months

Child age now: 21 years

What do they want to be when they grow up?

Successful at life

Sarah and Gareth

Mummy and Daddy

Adopted at age: 5 years

Child age now: 8 years

What do they want to be when they grow up?

A normal kind person

Sarah

Mummy

Adopted at age: 20 Months

Child age now: 8 years

What do they want to be when they grow up?

A YouTuber

Ruth

Mami

Adopted at age: 1 years

Child age now: 11 years

What do they want to be when they grow up?

Prima Ballerina

Sarah and Al

Mummy and Daddy

Adopted at age: 13 months

Child age now: 10 years

What do they want to be when they grow up?

Horse Trainer

Adopted at age: 5 months

Child age now: 7 years

What do they want to be when they grow up?

Policeman

Cathy

Mami

Adopted at age: 3 years

Child age now: 14 years

What do they want to be when they grow up?

Professional rugby player

Adopted at age: 2 Years

Child age now: 13 Years

What do they want to be when they grow up?

Police Officer in the dog section