Wilma and Steven adopted 2 girls a number of years ago. A series of medical complications which made it difficult for them to have their own baby led to their decision to consider adoption as a means of becoming a family.
They found their journey through the recruitment process challenging, because it raised issues that they hadn’t previously thought about, but in the end they describe it as a very positive experience. Once they reached the point of being matched they were asked if they would consider a sibling group. The girls were 3 and 10 and the council wanted to keep them together. Wilma and Steven agreed and describe how, from the very first meeting, they felt like a family.
Their advice to anyone considering adoption is to keep the needs of the child utmost in their minds because ultimately that’s what it’s all about.