I’m Hannah Meadows. I help adoptive parents look after themselves and find the practical resources they need so that they are equipped to help their families thrive. Hello.

Our family

I’m married to the wondrous Pete, and adoptive mum to Joanna (9) and Charlotte (8). They are kind, creative, and hilarious, but because of their early trauma we also live with child-t0-parent violence. We think it likely that Charlotte also has FASD (foetal alcohol spectrum disorder) and, like many adopters, we are constantly battling for better support for them (and us). You’ll see a lot about that battle around here – it fuels my enthusiasm to help others in a similar position.

On this site

You’ll also find

If you’re not sure where to start, then click on one of the most popular posts (above) and leave a comment to say hello, or ask a question. I’d love to hear from you.


I’m currently working on a book about self-care for adoptive parents, following my seven-part series on this topic.  (You can also get my free guide ‘A Week of Self-Care for Adoptive Parents’ here.)

I write about adoption for a range of publications and am available to commission for blogs and articles, both in mainstream media and for adoption organisations.

Avoiding Dory’, standardissuemagazine.com, 20 July 2016


KFC ad ruffles feathers’, Parentdish.co.uk (now Huffington Post), 16 February 2015









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