18 episodes

The award winning podcast. A family is being shattered; can a new one be created? A UK adoption through the eyes of those affected. Lives being changed forever.

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    • 4.8 • 877 Ratings

The award winning podcast. A family is being shattered; can a new one be created? A UK adoption through the eyes of those affected. Lives being changed forever.

    Episode 17: What Happened Next?

    Episode 17: What Happened Next?

    The final episode. Lives changed forever. From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

    • 15 min
    Episode 16: Parenthood

    Episode 16: Parenthood

    "You want them to like you." It is a few weeks since Julie and Robert met their new children. "It was very unusual to be called Daddy." From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

    • 11 min
    Episode 15: Meeting Mum and Dad

    Episode 15: Meeting Mum and Dad

    "Is that Daddy and Mummy?" The day Bethany and Ben meet their new parents for the first time. "When they come knocking on our door, you can open it and you'll know who they are." From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

    • 14 min
    Episode 14: Naming The Teddy Bears

    Episode 14: Naming The Teddy Bears

    "That's my new family?" Telling the children who their new parents are going to be. Sharon, the social worker, returns to the foster home to show the children The Teddy Bear Adventure - Book 2. From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

    • 9 min
    Episode 13: A Father Reflects

    Episode 13: A Father Reflects

    "I'd give my life for them." Bethany and Ben's father talks about why he believes they were taken into care. “I'm really going to miss them." From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

    • 9 min
    Episode 12: Saying Goodbye

    Episode 12: Saying Goodbye

    "It feels as though you're losing a part of your body." The birth family have seen Bethany and Ben for the last time. "I gave them kisses and hugs and then I went." From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
877 Ratings

877 Ratings

Jack and Ben ,

Excellent

This is incredibly informative and gives a great insight into the technicalities of the adoption process and of the emotional impact it has on all involved.

Adopter101 ,

Wonderfully Real & Sensitive

What a pleasure to listen to! Thank you for the honesty, the personal accounts of all involved and sharing awareness! I wish there were more like this!

raychoool ,

The best podcast I have heard in a while

Absolutely loved this podcast for the sensitive way it told the story of one case from everyone’s perspective. The children could be heard as their names had been changed and I felt like it was really sensitively told. I would recommend anybody to listen to this - whether going through the process or not. Thank you so much for making this podcast.

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