from the Foreword by Hugh Thornbery CBE, Chief Executive, Adoption UK
There is nothing that can replace the knowledge and experience of those who have trod the path ahead of others... I thoroughly recommend this book.
Sally Donovan, author of 'No Matter What' and editor of Adoption Today
Adopting: Real Life Stories brings together many voices and experiences and represents adoption in all its wonderful and sometimes frightening complexity. The book is accessible and there is much to be learnt from the broad range of accounts, all of which are written with authenticity and compassion. Ann Morris sets out 'not to underestimate the joys of adoption, but to reveal the challenges honestly', the book achieves this and more. It bravely tackles the realities but at the same time encourages hope and understanding, and that's a difficult balance to achieve.