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The Importance of Openness in Adoption

Sarah Johal, Adoption England Strategic Lead, shares her views on why it is important for the sector to help adopted people know more about their family history and stay in…

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LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering Week 2024

LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering Week is taking place 4-10 March 2024. Organised by New Family Social, the theme this year is ‘Different Together’ and encourages more people from the LGBTQ+…

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Early Permanence
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The London Early Permanence Project

Hello! I am Grace Panayiotou, the Early Permanence Lead for a Department for Education (DfE) funded project for Adopt London and Coram Ambitious for Adoption. I have been in my…

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Black Adoption New Project
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Black Adoption Project Launch

At the end of last year over 200 people attended online as Adopt London hosted the launch of the Black Adoption Project Report – the first of many webinars to…

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Adopt London Choir sing on BBC Radio London

What a wonderful morning over at the BBC Radio London studios in central London with Megan Tanner, Choir MD and 10 adoptive parents representing the Adopt London Choir on Tuesday 19…

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LGBTQ+ adopters nominate four Adopt London social workers for commendation.

This summer (2023) New Family Social asked their LGBTQ+ adopter members which social workers deserved to receive a members’ commendation – to show that they’d gone above and beyond in…

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We Are Family is 10 years old

We Are Family is an independent peer support community for adoptive parents, and this year marks their 10th anniversary of providing digital and in-person support to adopters and prospective adopters.

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Conversations for Change for adopters

Allow me to introduce myself – I’m Richard Orchard-Rowe, adoptive dad and founder and presenter of the podcast – Adoption Adventures. I’m reaching out to adoptive parents of Adopt London’s…

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David Johnston MP, the Minister for Children, Families and Wellbeing visits Adopt London West

Adopt London West received a visit from David Johnston MP, the Minister for Children, Families and Wellbeing on Friday 20 October 2023. Debbie Gabriel, Head of Service for Adopt London…

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Adopt London Choir on BBC Breakfast

We were delighted BBC Breakfast featured the Adopt London Choir as part of National Adoption Week. Producer Alice Key discovered Adopt London choir footage on YouTube and wanted to highlight the…

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BME YouCanAdopt
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Free books for Black families considering adoption

Adopt London are giving away Patricia Dopemu’s book – Help! I’m Adopting a Child to any Black African, Caribbean or mixed heritage family considering parenting a child via adoption. Have…

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Black Adoption YouCanAdopt
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Black families tell their adoption story

Watch these You Can Adopt films featuring three Black families; Azumah, who adopted her son with her husband, Jacqui, a single mum with a son who went on to adopt…

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What is adoption really like?

If you want to find out what adoption is really like, come along to one of Adopt London’s ‘Meet The Adopters’ events. These events provide the opportunity for potential adopters…

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Adoption Preparation Childcare experience
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Why do I need childcare and volunteering experience when adopting a child?

We know that it is incredibly valuable for each adopter to gain recent and relevant childcare experience. This would ideally be with children from disadvantaged backgrounds, who may have suffered…

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Autism Could you adopt? Neurodiversity
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Why adopting a neurodivergent child is a transformative journey for YOU!

Embracing Neurodiversity by bestselling author Chloe Hayden. Chloé Hayden is an award winning motivational speaker, actor, performer, author, influencer, content creator and disability rights activist and advocate. Diagnosed as autistic…

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“Did it fulfil all of our dreams? Of course it did!”

Tim and Raveen adopted their son through Early Permanence. Raveen explains what the process was like for them. “We were talking about having children for a while and exploring our…

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Contact
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Why is family contact important in adoption?

“Contact, where safe, appropriate and properly managed, can be valuable for an adoptive child, their new family and their birth family, including siblings and other relatives.” Children and Families Act…

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LGBT
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Five facts about LGBTQ+ adoption in the UK

One in six adoptions in the UK are by same-sex couples, yet there are still many myths and concerns within the community about who can adopt, what is required to…

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Safer Internet Day 2023

Whilst being online can offer inspiring learning and a fun environment, this Safer Internet Day, we wanted to highlight some of the advantages of starting and maintaining conversations with your…

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Getting yourself adoption-ready

Now is a good time to find out more about adopting a child. There’s a range of books, podcasts and organisations all sharing knowledge and first-hand experience of adoption –…

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