What adopters and children say

Kevin and Mark’s experience

Posted on: 21 June 2014

Kevin and Mark's experience

Kevin and his civil partner Mark adopted their daughter in 2010.

“The local authority was fantastic and of all the councils we contacted, they were the only ones who got back to us. They were positive about the fact that we are a same-sex couple and that put us at ease. We didn’t find the adoption process particularly difficult to navigate because we had a great social worker who we both really got on with, so the whole thing was quite straightforward. Let’s be honest, no one is going to give you a child to care for unless they are absolutely certain you are capable of doing it.”