Across the UK, thousands of children are waiting for a family of their own. This new series follows the searches of people desperate to become parents, and children who have suffered the toughest of starts in life, as they create new families through adoption.
Emotionally challenging, and with no guarantee of success, there are many myths surrounding the adoption process. Now, this series sheds light on its defining moments. From when the search for a family begins, through to the day a child first meets its new parents, Wanted: A Family of My Own captures the extraordinary stories of tenacity, compassion and resilience which lie at the heart of adoption today.
Presented by Nicky Campbell, himself adopted as a baby, the series provides an intimate insight into adoption in Britain. Across the series we meet a gay couple who thought they would never become parents, a single mum who is adopting for the third time, a baby boy who was born addicted to crack cocaine and couples who, after struggling with infertility, are finally getting close to having families of their own.
The production team worked in partnership with eight local authorities to gain unprecedented access to the adoption process: Bournemouth, Cheshire West and Chester, Edinburgh, Somerset, Southwark, Southend-on-Sea, Stoke-on-Trent, and Surrey.