Child on floor with toys saying ‘I’ve got an ulcer’

When Luke was about six he said "Mummy you know I can't walk - I've got an ulcer!"

Mum said "Oh yes! Don't you mean that blister on your toe!"

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What our adopters have said

"The information evenings were pitched perfectly - they were relaxed yet informative and very open. We left with a clear idea of what the next steps were, the potential timelines and a rough outline of the whole process which is what we were after."

"Our favourite part of the preparation groups was definitely meeting previous adopters; it made adoption seem possible and was great to hear from others that have been through it to tell us what things can really be like."

"We didn't find the assessment process too intrusive and we fully understood the reasons for wanting to know both of our backgrounds and our relationship in detail."

"Our adoption social worker was amazing throughout - she has been and continues to be an exceptional support to us. We especially value her empathy during the difficult period of court delays, availability whenever we needed her and knowledge and advice during every step of the journey."

"It was great to have a mentor who has been through foster to adopt before and the timing (once our daughter had been identified as a potential match) was perfect."

"The Adoption Matching Panel was very warm and welcoming and we enjoyed the opportunity to bring our daughter along."

"We are so pleased that we went ahead and met the birth parents. It will be so nice to be able to share this with our daughter in the years to come and it will help us with future Letterbox content."