We recently had an addition to our family with the birth of Alice, my first child. The last eight weeks have been a wonderful but all consuming experience as we take on the commitment of parenthood.
Over the last few months I have also come across a couple of cases locally regarding the challenges faced by adoptive parents and the children they take under their wing. For those children who have a difficult start in life, an adoptive home can be a real lifeline. They benefit from a loving home environment of their own and can achieve great things. Those who take on the great responsibility to become adoptive parents deserve special recognition for the love and support that they offer. We should acknowledge the work done by adoptive families here in Cornwall, and by organisations such as Adoption UK.