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  • The school summer holidays have arrived, and as adopters, our children’s routines are thrown into disarray.
    We spoke to Rhys an Adopter from Mid and West Wales, who has shared his experience of therapeutic parenting, and how he prepares his son for the loss of routine during the school holidays. Please can you introduce yourself and tell us about what inspired you to adopt? My name’s Rhys and I adopted with […]
  • Dad speaks on Father’s Day about amazing experience of adopting
    An adoptive dad of two has spoken of the privilege he feels watching his children bloom and grow. Alex* has described becoming a father as a ‘totally new and amazing kind of joy’, and on Father’s Day is encouraging more men to consider adoption. Through Adoption Mid and West Wales, Alex is telling his story […]
  • What’s it like to adopt as a single parent and what support do you get?
    We spoke to Sarah about her experience, advice and why she’d recommend Theraplay to everyone. Can you tell us a little about yourself and what inspired you to adopt? I always knew I wanted to be a mother but not necessarily a wife. I tried that, and it didn’t work out for me. I was […]
  • Why is it important to be able to adopt in Welsh?
    In honour of St. David’s Day, we spoke to Louise and Eurion about their adoption journey, what the Welsh language means to them and why it’s important to be able to adopt in Welsh. Can you tell us a little about your family and why you adopted? After getting married, we tried to have children […]
  • Adopting siblings as an LGBT couple during lockdown
    What is it like to adopt siblings as a gay couple in the middle of a national lockdown? We spoke to Ben and Lee to find out. Can you tell us a little about your family and what inspired to you to adopt? As a gay man growing up in the 90s, I never thought […]
  • Adopting an older boy
    What’s it like to adopt an older boy? Sindhu adopted her son when he was 7. We spoke to her about her experience, her best advice for people thinking about adoption and the support available. Can you tell us a little about your family and what inspired to you to adopt? We’re from India originally, […]
  • Adoption Myths
    We need adopters from a variety of backgrounds so we can place children with families and individuals who share their own culture, language, and religion, and many people now decide to start a family later in life. We are interested in what you can bring to a child’s life. Ultimately it is your capacity to […]
  • 12 days of Playfulness
    Relationship Based Play (RBP) is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent/carer and child and is personal, physical, and fun! These 12 days of Playfulness ideas are some activities that you can […]
  • When we became a family
    There are golden moments throughout the adoption journey that can really stand out – moments when you become a family. During National Adoption Week, we spoke to some adopters about what they remember from the first few months of adoption and how they felt becoming parents. “We became a family from the moment we met […]
  • Halloween Fun Pack
    As Halloween is going to be a little tricky this year, the Support Team has created this pack of fun and easy Halloween activities that you can do at home! DOWNLOAD NOW! We would love to see all your creative ideas too so please send in photos of your Halloween fun, creations and activities so […]