This video was created as part of the national #YouCanAdopt campaign.
The campaign supported by Regional Adoption Agencies and Voluntary Adoption Agencies, including ARC Adoption North East, help shine a light on the diverse range of families who have and can adopt, a new emotive film has been released featuring singer Sinitta and TV vocal coaches Carrie and David Grant alongside other families who are joining in encouraging others to consider adoption.
In the film, the adoptive families recite a poem written by comedienne, writer and adoptee Joy Carter, which brings to life the stories of each of the families: the highs, lows and realities of adoption.
The film also dispels some key misconceptions about adoption using a recurrent theme – you can adopt. It is being released online and across social media during the campaign. A podcast series is also being released, featuring famous voices such as Anna Richardson, Sinitta, Harry Derbidge and Annie Price, who talk to families about the adoption process and the journey they took to adopt their children.
This is what Vicky and Richee have to say about adoption being their first choice to becoming parents.
There are also a variety of blogs about life as a parent.
We've been looking for adoption related blogs that are a great source of inspiration and a good read for those interested in or linked to adoption.
Here are just a couple of our favourite blogs that we think are a great read.
If you would like to add your blog to this page please email [email protected] or if you would like to know more about adoption and the outstanding support available to you at ARC Adoption North East, please complete adoption-enquiry
Follow "The Unlikely Dad" Tom and his daily life as a dad.
Finally Five is an honest account of becoming a family, their adoption journey and life as a family of five.
Adoption Adventures is the story of one adoptive family told via a podcast.