Can single people adopt?

  • 10 March 2022

A single mum describes her experiencing adopting a little girl through family and the support that was available to her at this time.

“Friends had warned me that the adoption process could be slow and stressful, but with Coram the process was very smooth.

“My social worker arranged for me to meet some parents who had already adopted, which helped me feel at ease. I talked to them about the kinds of issues that can arise with children who have been in care. Basically, you learn what you are letting yourself in for!

“Three years on, Maria is happy and thriving. Adopting her has made me so happy. Being a single mum makes me want to tell the world ‘yes, single mums can do it!’

“I see Coram as a family. They have been so supportive and, crucially, they are still here when I need them.”

Case studies are real but names are changed and models used to protect confidentiality

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