Supporter chooses Adoption Matters to support 54 years after adopting her two children

15 August 2019
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Supporters Ruth and Steve Talbot, from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire have raised the amazing amount of £6,830 from the Lions Clubs District 105BS for local children’s charity Adoption Matters.


Ruth Talbot, aged 81, adopted her two children through Adoption Matters (then known as Chester Diocesan Adoption Agency or CDAS) over 54 years ago, chose us as her charity to support for the Lions Club District Governor Partner’s Appeal 2018/19 during Steve’s term of office.


The Lions Club has over 1.4 million members worldwide and is the largest service organization in the world. They are dedicated to helping those in need.


Ruth explains why the charity is close to her:


“I have two children who I adopted to give them a secure, loving and stable upbringing. Following my marriage, I applied to adopt a child, however, we ended up adopting two! Julie was adopted in 1965 when she was 5 weeks old and Simon in 1967 at just 6 weeks old.  In 1968, I was then blessed with my birth son Mark.


Obviously, all my children had different genes and characters but they grew very close as siblings and remain so to this day.  I believe every child deserves a safe, secure and loving environment.


Julie and Simon have become fine adults and have grown up children of their own which gives me a warm feeling of satisfaction that I was able to give them a forever home and feel honoured and privileged to have done so.


Mark my birth son also has an adopted daughter who has two children. Isn`t that amazing?”


I wanted to choose Adoption Matters for the Lions District Governor Partner’s Appeal as we know any monies raised would be put to good use to help enable another child to find a loving family and a loving family to find a forever child to bring up and watch them grow and reach their potential.

I do not have a single regret about adoption and would encourage anyone thinking of doing so, approach Adoption Matters.”


Sarah Johnson, Adoption Matters Fundraising & Relationship Manager (pictured above with Ruth & Steve) commented:


“We are so very grateful to both Ruth, Steve and the Lions Clubs of District 105BS and all the very generous members for donating this money to our charity.  Every penny really will make a difference to helping us support many more children and families in the future”.


Adoption Matters is a children’s charity and independent adoption agency which has been finding permanent, loving families for children for since 1947 and offers ongoing training and support.  They cover the whole of the North of England, North Wales, Stoke, Staffordshire and Shropshire.


To find out more about adopting or fundraising with Adoption Matters, contact us at: or call us on 0300 123 1066.