May 30, 2015

About Us

We are an inter-racial, gay couple in our early thirties embarking upon the process of adoption in South London. This blog is an opportunity for us to share the journey, including its highs and lows, uncertainties, discoveries, joys and inevitable disappointments.

For obvious reasons there needs to be a certain amount of anonymity involved, so for the purposes of the blog we’ll give ourselves some pseudonyms:

James is white, 33 and works in education.

Ethan is black British, with Nigerian heritage, is 31 and a performer.

Hopefully the blog will enable us both to offer some personal insights into the adoption process and act as both an outlet and a resource for others looking to adopt or going through the process, at whatever stage.

7 thoughts on “About Us

  • This blog is a great idea. It will help me to understand what is going on behind the scenes. I’m behind you all the way!

  • Excited to read your story and navigation through the next few months/ years!!! Wish you both all the best as you start your family! Xx

  • I echo the sentiments of Suzie and Steph, I will be there to support you both on your incredible journey xxx

  • Hey There,

    Recently followed you on twitter and have started reading your blog. You have inspired me to start my own blog targeting a similar journey in Australia.

    Brendan

  • Hey there!

    I am currently conducting research looking to gain an in-depth insight into the (in)fertility experience and would like to talk to people who are willing to share their experiences and stories. This study is also unique in the sense that it is also recruiting members of same sex couples in an attempt to understand their experiences of starting a family – this area is incredibly under researched!

    I was wondering if you would like to share your experience? – This study is part of a PhD and your contribution would really be appreciated. Further information is available on the link provided below:

    http://www.shafaliarya.com/research-recruitment/

    I look forward to your thoughts.

    • Thanks for contacting us. At the moment we’re a little disheartened by the lack of progress and so don’t really have the emotional energy to talk about our experience in great depth. Perhaps once we feel like we have some traction and something to feel positive about we’d be able to reconsider.

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