For some people adopting at nearly 50 would be very daunting, but for Lilly Fahey, she tells Steve Harris from Radio Solent how adopting a child has enriched her life.
Lilly says “I can’t imagine life without her – now I realise how empty my life was before.”
Lilly from Dorchester, adopted Kirsten four years ago when Kirsten was three years old. Kirsten hadn’t had the easiest start to her life. She was born four weeks premature with a serious heart condition, and she still has foetal alcohol syndrome which affects her concentration and behaviour.
Although Lilly was a mature adopter, she wasn’t what you might imagine an adoptive parent to be. She hadn’t had children before, she didn’t have a husband or partner and she works full time.
Steve Harris spent some time with Lilly and Kirsten, and found out there’s no such thing as a typical adoptive parent.
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