News & Blog

Welcome to our new News and Blog section of our website. This area will be packed with information about all things adoption; the latest news from around our region and the UK, from families who want to share their experience of adoption and people who have had a link with adoption. Grab a cuppa and read on.

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Useful websites for online learning

Hello! Our Virtual School have compiled a list of the best websites that offer FREE learning resources, ideas, activities, lessons and more, for you to use at home. Click here…

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How to talk to your child about COVID 19

The current messaging around the Coronavirus (Covid 19) can be worrying for children. It’s OK for them to be curious and concerned about family and friends, and we can support…

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A mother’s story for Mother’s Day

‘She’s not my real mum, you know’ It was said so casually – a matter-of-fact statement that temporarily stopped the room. It was just me and my…

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Vicky Ford MP supports Adopt London launch

Children and Families Minister Vicky Ford supports Adopt London, as they launch their service to adopted children and their families in the capital. She speaks of her new role…

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Wash Away Coronavirus: a guide for children

Now is a good time to remind your children about the Coronavirus and what they can do to join the whole country in helping to contain the virus. Click here…

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Helping children during COVID-19 containment period

There is a lot happening in our world right now that can cause many of us to feel anxious, especially the current Coronavirus (Covid 19). Children and young people…

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We have a little boy who we are incredibly proud of

Steven and Jason* had always wanted to adopt, living in a one bedroom flat, they knew things needed to change – and after one adoption information evening they were hooked and…

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Carrie and David Grant celebrate with Adopt London

Adopt London celebrated its official launch in the capital this week. Celebrity couple Carrie and David Grant – who have four children, including their adopted son, joined representatives from the…

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LGBT+ Adoption Week celebration – 2-8 March

From Monday 2 March, adoption agencies around the country join the week-long campaign to raise awareness of adoption (and fostering) in the LGBT+ community. The Adopt London Regional Adoption Agencies…

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Maisy made our happy family complete!

For many years Helen spent her time looking after children; either at work or as a foster carer for children with disabilities. She loved the rewards of both and especially…

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Good advice to keep your child safe online

The internet really is an inspiring and positive place to be, today we highlight some of the advantages of maintaining an open dialogue with your children about their internet use.

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Radish – a child’s story about adoption

Radish by AJ Oliver This is a book about a little hare and his adoption story, beautifully written by AJ Oliver. The book is a journey from a chaotic and…

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LGBT+ History Month 2020

Adopt London has a great record of LGBT adoptions in our 23 London boroughs, and this LGBT+ History Month, we’re joining many organisations…

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Patrick, adopted adult, finds his family in the US

  Patrick has very clear memories of the difficult and sad times surrounding his adoption. He was four years old and living in a children’s home where he remembers, among…

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