privacy policy & disclaimer

Terms of Use

All information provided on and taken from the We are Family blog and website is at the reader’s own risk (blog and website shall mean information, pages and posts on, or

We are Family reserve to change the focus on our blog, to shut it down, sell it or to change the terms of use (go to a paid platform) at our own discretion.


Copyright Policy

Unless otherwise noted, We are Family collective of writers are the legal copyright holder of all material on the blog. Others cannot use it to reprint or publish without the written consent of each individual author. They can be contacted via this website or via our email

We are Family do not usually use photos. However, if we do, we reserve the copyright, unless otherwise stated.

The We are Family logo should only be used by or with the explicit consent of We are Family.


Blog disclaimer

All the information provided on the We are Family blog is for entertainment purposes only. All reading and/or using any of the information from this blog at the readers own risk.

The blog is created by a collective of writers blogging about the ups and downs of adoptive parenthood.

Due to the sensitive nature of adoption, we seek to protect the specific identity of all our contributors and their families, thus all blogs have been anonymised. Any views expressed in this blog are those of the respective authors, all of whom are members of We are Family.

With this blog we are hoping to provide a platform where our parents can express themselves and thus they will embody a wide range of emotions and views. The writing style and content of the posts reflects the diversity of our group. Physically as well as emotionally.

We are not expert in the fields of adoption, nor do we give professional advice.
We are first and foremost parents, mainly to adopted children.

We recognize that adoption is an emotive field, and that not all of our blogs will appeal to everyone. This particularly concerns the more clandestine sides of parenthood. Within reason, we encourage our members to write about all of their feelings, since we believe in the efficiency and validity of naming it to taming it. Parents too need a space to shed their more troublesome feelings. Many of our writers have expressed gratitude for the cathartic quality of putting virtual pen to paper.

We recognize that some feelings like fear, loss and anger are part of the process towards full acceptance of the entire story of our children, and that these feelings can coexist with love, sadness, happiness and so on.

We aim not to censor our contributions, but reserve the editorial right to all texts, and in extremis to exercise censorship, if deemed appropriate. All texts published on the blog that have been subjected to edits, will have been approved by the respective writer prior to publishing.

We are not being paid to present the views of a third party. Any product reviews that we might undertake will be our own views and not those of any third party.

Readers are most welcome to post their comments on any post that we publish but this is subject to moderation and the site administrators will take care to only publish views that we feel are unoffensive to the wider community but we do not seek to prevent fair debate.

We hope not to offend our readers, and we apologise sincerely if you have found any of the content in anyway upsetting. Please contact us if that is the case, and we will take note.

We are very new to blogging and so we are constantly learning. We are only happy to take guidance.


Disclaimer for other content of this website

In addition to the blog we have published a number of recommendations of resources, literature and books for adopted children.

Just to reiterate, we are not professionals, but enthusiastic parents with a strong desire to help, share and engage with other adoptive parents and anyone else who may be interested.

We have tried to integrate adoption-related books and resources with more mainstream parenting stuff that we have found is adoption-friendly.

We welcome all comments and suggestions.


We are Family Privacy Statements

This privacy policy sets out how We are Family uses and protects any information you give us when you use this website.

We are Family blog does not share personal information with third-parties nor does store information is collected about your visit for use other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at anytime by modifying your Internet browser’s settings. The owner is not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other Web sites or media without permission. For more information please visit

This blog may collect personal information, such as your name and contact information (e.g. email address) and as it will have been supplied by you.

If you have previously agreed to We are Family using your personal information then you can change your mind at any time by emailing

You may also request a copy of any data held about you by We are Family under the Data Protection Act 1988. Such requests should be submitted to A small charge may be made for providing this information.

If you believe any information We are Family holds on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email as soon as possible to the above address. Any inaccuracies will be corrected as soon as possible.

Please be reassured we only personally have the email addresses of people who have contacted us directly. We do not keep a record of people commenting on this blog.


Advertisers and Sponsors

We are Family are not responsible for the actions of any advertisers or sponsors. Any product bought on the basis of our recommendations, or based upon a link from the We are Family blog, our readers must take action with that exact company to resolve any issues, not with We are Family.


This privacy policy was made on and is effective from 12th June 2014.

It may change with or without notice.



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