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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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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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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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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’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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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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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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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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Some People – A Young Person’s View

An adopted young person has written an extraordinary poem about their early life experiences. They wanted to share this emotional insight.   Some people Some people know what…

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Being Adopted – A Child’s Perspective

We’ve been reading a fantastic book called Being Adopted – A Child’s Perspective. The book is for adopted children aged six years old and upwards, and written by London born…

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FREE – 12 months support for Special Guardians

Kinship Response available for FREE until 31 Dec 2020. We know that Covid-19 has been really tough for Special Guardians. Since the lockdown began, Grandparents Plus…

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Journey Through Adoption Conference

*This event has now taken place.* Adopt London offered a limited number of free tickets for the online interactive conference ‘Journey through adoption’ hosted by Scott Casson-Rennie and Al…

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Celebrating Adopt London’s Diverse Community

Adopt London is a partnership of four regional adoption agencies providing adoption services for 23 diverse London Local Authorities. We work closely with children’s social workers…

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WAF Talks webinars provide helpful support and advice

We Are Family (WAF) is an independent adoption support community that operates in and around London. Membership is free and open to adopters and approved prospective adopters. You…

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BLM – meeting adopters and sharing ideas

Hi I’m Henrietta, Project Lead for Adopt London, Black Lives Matter. I qualified as a social worker with a master’s degree in 2000. I have worked within the public sector…

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Adopt London Choir – support families and staff can lean on

Spaces available for new choir members. The Adopt London Choir is a wonderful new initiative to support adoptive families and adoption workers, as we celebrate National Adoption Week. It provides…

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Essential listening – the #YouCanAdopt podcasts

Listening to podcasts is a great way to find out more about any topic, but especially adoption. It gives you detailed information from people who are very often adoption experts…

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