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Choir Peer support Post adoption support
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Adoption support with a difference – Join the choir!

At the end of this summer, statistics were released about the number of black African and black Caribbean children waiting to be adopted. Evidence was shared that many have to…

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Adopted Adult Birth family Consultation
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PAC-UK launch ‘BIG CONSULT 2022’ surveys for adopted people and birth families

PAC-UK has launched the first ’BIG CONSULT’ of adopted people and birth families. They want to hear about the experiences and views of adopted people and birth families on a…

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Kinship SGO Support
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Helping South London kinship families face rising cost of living in the holiday period

In the run-up to Christmas, we wanted to write to you to let you know what the Kinship Hub is doing to support Kinship Carers in these increasingly difficult…

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Adopters Children Siblings
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A Life Less Ordinary

No child should have to wait longer than another to be adopted and yet more than 1,000 children in England are waiting significantly longer than others to find their forever…

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Brother Children Siblings
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How I see it by Harry

Read our interview with 13 year old Harry.*  He was four years old when his parents adopted a little girl – his sister Cassie*.  You can also read Harry’s mum’s…

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Choir Support
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You will be Found

“Have you ever felt like nobody was there? Have you ever felt forgotten in the middle of nowhere? Have you ever felt like you could disappear? Like…

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Children
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Spring Garden Fun

Lotty is a birth mum, an adoptive mum, a horticulturist and a landscape gardener. She shares a perfect craft activity to keep kids busy outside, collecting and creating. As you…

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Children Siblings
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This is Cassie, my little sister …. she’s adopted!

Sara and Tony* knew they wanted another child. They already had their biological son Harry*, and discovered getting pregnant again wasn’t going to happen naturally. In their 40s the couple…

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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…

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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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