Share Your Story

If your family departs from the traditional structure, whether you are a single or LGBTQ+ parent, an adopter or kinship carer, part of a blended or co-parenting family, or someone who has benefited from assisted reproduction, we’d like to hear about your experiences. Sharing your story can help to reassure people who’ve had similar experiences, or are thinking of starting a family. It can help others to understand that families come in many different forms, and you may find it helpful to process your own thoughts, feelings and experiences.

To contribute, get in touch via the contact page. Your stories (300 – 1,000 words) will be displayed on this page, which is public and accessible to all, and shared via the public @MFOproject Twitter account. In order to protect all participants, you will be asked to use pseudonyms, and any comments from the public will be moderated. The main aim of the page is to share stories of diverse family life in the UK; posts may also be used for research purposes in the future.