Adoption and IVF

Many people come to adoption following the ending of fertility treatment. We recognise the heart ache that comes with that decision. You will have been hoping to begin family life with a child born to you and the loss of that hope can bring profound sadness.

People can experience a wide range of emotions at this time including denial, anger and despair. Time is often needed to work through these feelings and reach a point where you are ready to move on and meet the needs of a child who may have had their own difficult experiences. This is the reason that we usually advise a gap between ending fertility treatment and starting an application to become an adopter.

There are no hard and fast rules here, the period of time needed will be different for different people. If you are considering adoption we'd love to talk with you, understand your circumstances and help you work out what is likely to be the best approach for you.