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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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Children Support
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Children’s Anxiety at Christmas

Please stay safe and follow Government guidelines for Christmas 2021. What to do when the festive season is a challenging time for your children? The Christmas season is so exciting…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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