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Adopted Adult Black British Podcast
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Five Black British women talk to Black Ballad

Black Ballad, a UK based lifestyle initiative for Black women is hosting a podcast featuring five Black British women – all talking about adoption – each from their own perspective.

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Greenwich Adoption Services join Adopt London South

Adopt London South, hosted by Southwark Council, delivers adoption services for the London boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton, Wandsworth, and is now joined by the…

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LGBTQ+ New Family Social Transracial
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An interview with Tor Docherty Chief Executive at New Family Social

Adopt London spoke with Tor Docherty, Chief Executive of New Family Social, on the eve of LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering Week, to talk about why more LGBTQ+ people need…

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Transracial
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Barber shop

Adopting a child of a different ethnicity raises the question of hair care. My son was adopted from Ethiopia and has jet black tight curly hair. My hair is that…

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Book Christian
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Adopting a child by Patricia Dopemu

At one time or another, many of us will have thought about adopting a child, especially as we know some children can wait longer for a new parent. For author…

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Birth family
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Inspirational Birth Mum Poem

One birth Mum talks openly about the many ways that Family Rights Group has helped her, and others like her by encouraging and supporting them to find ways to…

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Education School Single
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Starting Secondary School

Nothing prepared me for how big an adjustment secondary school would be for my son. I am the sole parent to a wonderful child I adopted from Ethiopia aged 20…

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Blog Children Could you adopt?
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Our Children – Writing the Poem

Adopt London have asked me how I wrote the poem for the animation ‘Our Children’.  I’m never quite sure where my poems come from when I write them. Sometimes I…

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Book Early Permanence Support
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Early Permanence was the best decision we ever made

Family has always been important to my husband and I, so it was natural for us to want to start our own. Unfortunately, this was not a smooth journey and,…

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Choir Post adoption support
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Adopt London Choir – That’s Christmas to me

The festive season is here and the Adopt London Choir is back with a Christmas song that not only gets you in the mood, but also demonstrates the friendship, support…

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Post adoption support
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Hello and welcome to the Adoption Shared podcast…

‘Adoption Shared’ is a series of podcasts for the adoption community. The podcasts share personal stories of adopters, as well as advice and guidance from adoption professionals. Produced by We…

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LGBT YouCanAdopt
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Looking back on my journey to being a dad

Growing up I always knew I wanted to be a Dad and when I came out as a gay man that did not change. My husband and I initially looked…

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Post adoption support Resources Support
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New Membership Offer from WAF

We Are Family (WAF) membership is now open to those at Stage One and beyond. WAF membership is FREE and membership is open to anyone who is going through or…

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Post adoption support Resources
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The Adoption and Fostering Podcast – Annual Conference 2021

Supporting the development of children’s identity through childhood and into adulthood – Friday 26 November 2021, from 9.30am – 2.30pm Scott Casson-Rennie and Al Coates MBE are back for their online Annual…

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Birth Mum Blog
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Poem by birth mother Margaret Yates.

This is a poem written by Margaret Yates who is a Birth Mother from South London who was reunited with her adopted son, David, in December 2017, after 47 years.

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LGBT Support
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Social Worker receives the New Family Social ‘2021 Making a Difference Social Worker’ Award.

UK’s LGBT+ adopters and foster carers nominate Tesni Toulliou from Adopt London South for the ‘2021 Making a Difference Social Worker Award’. Following public nominations and a judging panel New…

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LGBT Transracial
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Tackling Fatherhood

I watch as all the other dads stand at the sidelines of mini-football cheering on their kids, shouting out advice – it’s all like some foreign Attenborough documentary. I know…

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Blog Children
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Three Reasons To Garden With Your Children

Lotty is an adoptive mum, a birth mum, a horticulturist and a landscape gardener. She shares three reasons parents should get their kids outside and in the garden. #1 Putting a tiny…

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Adopt London say thank you to foster carers during #WhyWeCare campaign

As we approach the end of this year’s Fostering Network’s Fostering Fortnight – 10-24 May, we wanted to shine the spotlight on the many foster carers…

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LGBT Siblings YouCanAdopt
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Fathers of boys

Eddie is 37, Jody is 39 they adopted siblings – two brothers Samuel is now aged 5, and Jermaine is 4. It was a tough slog and took almost three…

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