Couples who adopted from abroad after being rejected by British agencies


Why we couldn”t adopt in Britain: Three of these couples adopted from abroad and the reasons they were rejected by British agencies will leave you in despair

Stevan and Ellie Whitehead adopted Veronica, 13, and Ossie, 14, from Guatemala

Stevan and Ellie Whitehead adopted Veronica, 13, and Ossie, 14, from Guatemala

Modern family: Stevan and Ellie, Veronica (13) and Ossie (14) Whitehead - the two teens were adopted from Guatemala when they were 3 and 18 months

Modern family: Stevan and Ellie, Veronica (13) and Ossie (14) Whitehead – the two teens were adopted from Guatemala when they were 3 and 18 months

Damian Wallis, 44 and Anna Francis, 39, adopted from Russia

Damian Wallis, 44 and Anna Francis, 39, adopted from Russia

Alex Bemrose, 49, and her husband Dominic, 36, also adopted from Guatemala

Alex Bemrose, 49, and her husband Dominic, 36, also adopted from Guatemala

Ella and Paul Kersey were turned down by Cornwall Social Services

Ella and Paul Kersey were turned down by Cornwall Social Services