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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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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 Gardening
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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…

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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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News

Nature and our mental health

The mental health of all of us has been in the spotlight during the last year. Whether impacted by concerns for our family, friends or ourselves, the effect on children…

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Blog YouCanAdopt
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5 Tips to Prepare For Adoption Panel

The role of an Adoption Panel is to assess your suitability to be an adoptive parent and to make a recommendation, based on information prepared by your social worker.

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Blog Single YouCanAdopt
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Yearning For His Dad

This blog is written by one of Adopt London’s single adopters and covers an important topic.  How difficult adoption-related questions come up any time,  sometimes much sooner than expected, and…

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Book
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Eddy Finds a Family

Sarah and her husband tried for a child for eight years. It was a difficult journey but they completed their family in 2016 and adopted their son. At the time…

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Blog Single
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Being Different

I’m a single adopter with one son, so one of the good things about the lock down was having quality time together. Having taken 9 months off work meant I…

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Choir Covid Support
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Adopt London Choir Success & New Song!

The Adopt London Choir have come together again to support the wellbeing of adoptive families and staff in this brand new video with their latest song Colour My World .

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BME Criteria Process
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Help! I’m adopting a child

Patricia Dopemu’s story will help you understand the importance of adoption and the blessings that come from providing a loving home to a child. The day we finally brought our…

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LGBT Transracial YouCanAdopt
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Reflection on being a gay adoptive dad

It was at a food shop. (It’s almost always at a food shop, get ready.) My partner and son were filling a basket with reduced-price Ben & Jerry’s. I wasn’t…

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BME Single
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Mother’s Day lock-down mayhem

Sitting in the midst of lockdown mayhem where rules and regs change daily, we’ve no idea from one moment to the next what’s coming our way and yet sat in…

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Blog Education
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Which School Help – Easy as A B Let’s See!

Parenting comes with no guidebooks, often advice but who knows which bits work for who; in the end, the buck stops at your door and you make decisions on your…

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Children Support
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Children’s Anxiety at Christmas

Please stay safe and follow Government guidelines for Christmas 2020. What to do when the festive season is a challenging time for your children? The Christmas season is so exciting…

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Choir Covid Post adoption support
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Adopt London Choir members meet with MP and reveal secrets

Some of the Adopt London Choir members met with Vicky Ford (conservative MP for Chelmsford and Parliamentary Undersecretary for the Department of Education), on…

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Merry Christmas Everyone

The Adopt London Choir are pleased to share our first ever Christmas song with you. The instantly recognisable classic, made famous by Shakin’ Stevens in 1985, has been revamped by…

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News

Lockdown – Life as a new adoptive parent

During our COVID 19 adoption experience, we often referenced the simile “we are treading water”. We had been advised that the trick to surviving transition, placement, the new routines is…

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Siblings
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The Kite’s Tale – a special sibling relationship

Adoption is a hugely positive option. It’s not something that just “happens”, it is a rationally thought through choice. By the time most parents meet their new child, they have…

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