Your Stories

If your family departs from the traditional structure, we’d like to hear about your experiences. Whether you are LGBT, a single parent, adopter, kinship carer, or part of a blended family, this is a space to share your family’s story. Sharing your story can help to reassure others who have 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 thoughts and feelings about your family by putting them in to words.

To contribute, you will need to write a blog post of 500 – 1,000 words. Posts will be displayed on this site, 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.

If you’d like to contribute, get in touch via the ‘contact us’ page.

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