Green Wing 2, Hollyoaks, Family Affairs, Grange Hill and Inspector
Morse. Doreen has also appeared on stage at the Royal National Theatre
and Royal Shakespeare Company
This is Doreen's story:
Adopting a child has got to be the most difficult yet one of the most rewarding things that I have ever done in my life! I was tired of hearing that there were so many black children waiting to be adopted - yet so few black adopters coming forward. As a single black adopter I did think long and hard about whether or not I would make a suitable candidate for adoption – but then decided that there was going to be only one way to find out!
I knew that the assessment would be thorough and it certainly was – I hoped that as they were apparently so desperate for black adopters that I would not have to wait too long to have a child placed with me.
The whole process from start to finish took 4yrs! There were so many times that I just wanted to give up in despair – but now when I look at my little girl – I just want to cry with joy that I held my resolve and stayed determined.
These children have already had the worst possible start in life – and they deserve the chance for a normal life in a secure and loving home like any other child. I would heartily recommend adoption to anyone – and don’t be put off by the process – our children deserve it.