By BBC Radio 4
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
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.
||CleanEpisode 17: What Happened Next?||The final episode. Lives changed forever.||12 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Parenthood||"You want them to like you." It is a few weeks since Julie and Robert met the children||9 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Meeting Mum and Dad||"Is that Daddy and Mummy?" Bethany and Ben meet their new parents for the first time.||8 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Naming The Teddy Bears||"That's my new family?" Telling the children who their new parents are going to be||7 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: A Father Reflects||"I'd give my life for them." Looking back at why the children were taken into care||6 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Saying Goodbye||"It feels as though you're losing part of your body." The birth family's final visit||5 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: The Adoption Panel||Is it a match? Usually held in private, 11 people scrutinise the proposed adoption||2 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Telling The Children||"Mummy bear and daddy bear don't know how to keep little bear safe"||1 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: The Family Finds Out||"I didn't expect it so soon." The birth family is told adopters have now been found||31 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Information Day||Are they the "right children for you"? Julie and Robert hear all about their lives||30 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: The Potential Adopters||"It's a bit strange." Potential adopters prepare rooms for children they have never met||29 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: The Mother's Story||"They've got it wrong". The mother says her children should not have been taken away.||26 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: The Father's Story||"I've cried myself to sleep". How a father is dealing with his children being adopted.||25 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: The Grandparents||Heartbreak. Bethany and Ben's grandparents make a life changing decision.||24 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Meeting the Children||"They had no idea of safety or danger." Meet the children at the centre of this story||23 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Foster Care||With just their teddy bears and dummies, Bethany and Ben move into a foster home||22 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Search Begins||“It’s the last resort.” Bethany and Ben need new parents. Sharon is leading the search||19 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview: The Adoption||A real adoption as it happens. Nineteen months in the making. Introducing The Adoption||16 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Can't wait for the next episode. Makes me consider becoming a foster carer!
A wonderful balanced podcast sensitively handled by Jon Manel