The purpose of this site, my resources and my emails is to serve the adoption community and help everyone keep going. I always try to make my blog posts and resources as helpful as possible. I’m grateful for the lovely feedback I’ve received, including the testimonials below. It seems that these people think I’m doing OK… 😉


Tots 100 included me on their list of 10 amazing UK adoption blogs to follow, saying:

‘This fabulous blog is a treasure trove of advice, support and inspiration for families making their way through the adoption journey. … The site includes book reviews, advice on self-care, resources for support and much, much more.’


The site was also ranked #1 UK adoption blog by Feedspot in March 2018 (*blushes*).



Simon and Gary liked 5 game-changing tips for dealing with professionals.


Mumsnet made ‘But they look so innocent’: our CPV experience their blog of the day!


Jo liked 10 things to pack for holidays with adopted children.


Jill said:

‘I can completely relate to your blogs as your children and experiences are very similar to my own. Thank you and keep up the good work so eloquently expressing exactly how the rest of us are feeling.’


CBeebies tweeted about my post 6 ways to help an adoptive family in the summer.

They also shared Five ways to help an adoptive family at Christmas on their Facebook page.

Anya appreciated 10 ways to help an adoptive family.

Jo found Advice for Prospective Adopters helpful:

‘Thank you, thank you, thank you Hannah… this was just what I’ve been looking for; some honest and balanced advice from an adopter. My husband & I are just coming to the end of stage 1 in the emotional rollercoaster of the adoption process … We’ve just spent the last hour bookmarking websites, ordering your must-read books, following social media groups and binge reading your blog. You’re a star!’

I’d love to make you as happy as these lovely people with the resources I produce. If there’s a relevant topic I haven’t yet covered that you’d find helpful, please let me know and I’ll see what I can do. 😊