6 episodes

In this adoption podcast, a group of adopters talk to each other about their experiences - from the first steps to post-adoption support.

No one knew each other before the recording but within moments it will be like listening to old friends talk. They laugh together, they cry together.

To find out more about adopting with the National Adoption Service, you can:

Follow us @nas_cymru and @nationaladoptionservice
Contact us adoptcymru.com

Truth Be Told: Adoption Stories National Adoption Service

    • Kids & Family

In this adoption podcast, a group of adopters talk to each other about their experiences - from the first steps to post-adoption support.

No one knew each other before the recording but within moments it will be like listening to old friends talk. They laugh together, they cry together.

To find out more about adopting with the National Adoption Service, you can:

Follow us @nas_cymru and @nationaladoptionservice
Contact us adoptcymru.com

    Post Adoption Support

    Post Adoption Support

    In the final episode of our first podcast series, we’re looking at the ongoing support available for adoptive parents. What is the experience of our adopters in asking for and receiving help?

    • 27 min
    Creating A Connection With My Child

    Creating A Connection With My Child

    We’re talking about bonding in this episode - or attachment as it's really called. How do you ensure your adopted child feels safe, feels loved - and how long is it before you know what you’re doing is making a difference?

    • 22 min
    My Child’s First Week At Home

    My Child’s First Week At Home

    4. Our seven adopters talk about those crucial first few hours, days and weeks with their children.

    • 35 min
    The Matching Process

    The Matching Process

    3. This episode is all about one of the most emotionally intense parts of the journey: matching children with their new families. Is there such a thing as the perfect fit?

    • 25 min
    The Assessment

    The Assessment

    2. Our adopters discuss their experiences of the assessment and approval process and meeting their social worker for the first time - which has nothing to do with having a clean house!

    • 19 min
    Meet Our Adopters

    Meet Our Adopters

    1. In this first episode, get to know our adopters. Why they adopted and how people’s opinions of them being unable or not wanting to have children naturally, being single, gay or “too old” didn’t put them off.

    • 27 min

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