Sophie and Stuart have a birth son born through IVF, they then adopted a second child because they felt adoption has always been part of their family – it was the most natural and logical thing to do.
In this honest and authentic chat, Sophie and Stuart share their adoption journey. Watch it here. They cover:
How the time was right following IVF – how adoption is character building – what shocked them about adoption – becoming an adoption sponge! – what surprised them when they adopted – informal support – support from Adopt South West – Support from training and schools – peer support – self-reflection and resilience – schools and adopted children – know when to ask for help – adopted children at home vs at school – adopting an extended family – keeping a good relationship helps – tell your child where they come from – keeping a memory box.
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