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The Adoption

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The Adoption
The Adoption

The Adoption

BBC Radio 4

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The award winning podcast. A family is being shattered; can a new one be created? A UK adoption through the eyes of those affected. Lives being changed forever.

Latest Episodes

Episode 17: What Happened Next?

The final episode. Lives changed forever. From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

15 MIN2017 NOV 13
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Episode 17: What Happened Next?

Episode 16: Parenthood

"You want them to like you." It is a few weeks since Julie and Robert met their new children. "It was very unusual to be called Daddy." From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

11 MIN2017 NOV 10
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Episode 16: Parenthood

Episode 15: Meeting Mum and Dad

"Is that Daddy and Mummy?" The day Bethany and Ben meet their new parents for the first time. "When they come knocking on our door, you can open it and you'll know who they are." From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

14 MIN2017 NOV 9
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Episode 15: Meeting Mum and Dad

Episode 14: Naming The Teddy Bears

"That's my new family?" Telling the children who their new parents are going to be. Sharon, the social worker, returns to the foster home to show the children The Teddy Bear Adventure - Book 2. From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

9 MIN2017 NOV 8
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Episode 14: Naming The Teddy Bears

Episode 13: A Father Reflects

"I'd give my life for them." Bethany and Ben's father talks about why he believes they were taken into care. “I'm really going to miss them." From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

9 MIN2017 NOV 7
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Episode 13: A Father Reflects

Episode 12: Saying Goodbye

"It feels as though you're losing a part of your body." The birth family have seen Bethany and Ben for the last time. "I gave them kisses and hugs and then I went." From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

9 MIN2017 NOV 6
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Episode 12: Saying Goodbye

Episode 11: The Adoption Panel

Is it a match? Usually held in private, 11 people scrutinise the proposed adoption. Will they recommend that Julie and Robert should become the new parents of Bethany and Ben? We hear some of the deliberations. From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

8 MIN2017 NOV 3
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Episode 11: The Adoption Panel

Episode 10: Telling The Children

"Mummy bear and daddy bear don't know how to keep little bear safe." How do you begin to tell a two and three year old that they are being adopted? From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

11 MIN2017 NOV 2
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Episode 10: Telling The Children

Episode 9: The Family Finds Out

"I didn't expect it so soon." The birth family is told adopters have been found and to prepare for their final visit to see Bethany and Ben. From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

10 MIN2017 NOV 1
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Episode 9: The Family Finds Out

Episode 8: Information Day

Are they the "right children for you"? Julie and Robert hear all about their lives before they moved into foster care. The potential adopters meet 11 people who know the children well. From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

12 MIN2017 OCT 31
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Episode 8: Information Day

Latest Episodes

Episode 17: What Happened Next?

The final episode. Lives changed forever. From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

15 MIN2017 NOV 13
Comments
Episode 17: What Happened Next?

Episode 16: Parenthood

"You want them to like you." It is a few weeks since Julie and Robert met their new children. "It was very unusual to be called Daddy." From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

11 MIN2017 NOV 10
Comments
Episode 16: Parenthood

Episode 15: Meeting Mum and Dad

"Is that Daddy and Mummy?" The day Bethany and Ben meet their new parents for the first time. "When they come knocking on our door, you can open it and you'll know who they are." From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

14 MIN2017 NOV 9
Comments
Episode 15: Meeting Mum and Dad

Episode 14: Naming The Teddy Bears

"That's my new family?" Telling the children who their new parents are going to be. Sharon, the social worker, returns to the foster home to show the children The Teddy Bear Adventure - Book 2. From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

9 MIN2017 NOV 8
Comments
Episode 14: Naming The Teddy Bears

Episode 13: A Father Reflects

"I'd give my life for them." Bethany and Ben's father talks about why he believes they were taken into care. “I'm really going to miss them." From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

9 MIN2017 NOV 7
Comments
Episode 13: A Father Reflects

Episode 12: Saying Goodbye

"It feels as though you're losing a part of your body." The birth family have seen Bethany and Ben for the last time. "I gave them kisses and hugs and then I went." From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

9 MIN2017 NOV 6
Comments
Episode 12: Saying Goodbye

Episode 11: The Adoption Panel

Is it a match? Usually held in private, 11 people scrutinise the proposed adoption. Will they recommend that Julie and Robert should become the new parents of Bethany and Ben? We hear some of the deliberations. From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

8 MIN2017 NOV 3
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Episode 11: The Adoption Panel

Episode 10: Telling The Children

"Mummy bear and daddy bear don't know how to keep little bear safe." How do you begin to tell a two and three year old that they are being adopted? From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

11 MIN2017 NOV 2
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Episode 10: Telling The Children

Episode 9: The Family Finds Out

"I didn't expect it so soon." The birth family is told adopters have been found and to prepare for their final visit to see Bethany and Ben. From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

10 MIN2017 NOV 1
Comments
Episode 9: The Family Finds Out

Episode 8: Information Day

Are they the "right children for you"? Julie and Robert hear all about their lives before they moved into foster care. The potential adopters meet 11 people who know the children well. From BBC Radio 4's The World at One, with Jon Manel.

12 MIN2017 OCT 31
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Episode 8: Information Day