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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 . A virtual choir is a fantastic way to bring joy, and to support each other, and this song especially is full of colour and happiness.  It really has the feel…

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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 son home, made what seemed to be a never-ending adoption process worth every step of the way. Looking back, we realised that every aspect of the process is necessary and…

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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 Zoom on Thursday 10 December. They talked about how fun and uplifting the experience of being involved with the choir has been and also revealed some very interesting secrets about…

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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 to ‘keep going’ and we must admit, it is true, you must persist in ‘treading water’.  There are the overwhelming moments when a wave of decisions consumes you, or a…

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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 the leading kinship care charity is offering ‘Kinship Response’. It is there for all Special Guardians, not just Grandparents. By registering FREE for the 12-month support package, special guardians can get special…

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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 Coates, which took place on Friday 20 November 2020, from 9.15am – 3.30pm. Scott Casson-Rennie is an adoptive parent to three sons, two of which are now adults. Scott worked…

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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 can join here. They run peer-to-peer (i.e. parent-to-parent) events such as parent support groups, playgroups, family meet-ups, parties and socials. They also provide many opportunities to connect online, such…

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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 and as a senior manager for over 18 years. I also worked as a Service Manager within Adoption and I am passionate about improving service user experience. My husband and…

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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 so many benefits from a positive effect on mental health to meeting other like-minded individuals, and just experiencing that feel good factor. Watch the Adopt London Choir in action and…

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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 – either being adopters themselves or they may be social workers or an adoption specialist. As part of the #YOUCANADOPT campaign launched last month, six podcasts have been produced covering…

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NATP – free memberships for adopters and Special Guardians

Since May this year The National Association of Therapeutic Parenting (NATP) have been supporting hundreds of Adopt London adopters and Special Guardianship families through the COVID19 lockdown period with free 12 month memberships. They have one to one therapy sessions, peer group meetings and so much more. Their aim is to give families as much support with therapeutic parenting for…

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Happy Birthday – We are 1

Today – 1 October – is the official 1st birthday of Adopt London, celebrating the coming together of 23 London local authority adoption teams as one. We are stronger together as we recruit adopters and support adoptive families across the London area. We are four Regional Adoption Agencies (RAA) – covering the north, east, south and west of our…

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Black Lives Matter Adopt London working group

What has been happening with the Black Lives Matter Adopt London working group? Henrietta Delalu, has started work on the project in response to Black Lives Matter. Henrietta is an adopter – parent to a nine year old boy – and also happens to be a social worker. Henrietta said “I am really excited to be leading this project.

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You Can Adopt – it’s rewarding like nothing else!

The #YOUCANADOPT campaign has been created by a cross sector of Regional Adoption Agencies, Voluntary Adoption Agencies and other key stakeholders around adoption in England, supported by the Department for Education. The campaign aims to change perceptions around adoption by breaking down common myths and ensuring people feel eligible and capable to adopt. Additionally, the campaign aims to target potential…

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There’s so much to gain with an NATP membership

Free memberships are available with the National Association of Therapeutic Parenting (NATP) for Adopt London adopters and Special Guardians. It’s really worthwhile, and so many parents are already feeling more supported. If you are not yet a member, it’s easy to join. You can apply for your free membership here. You must book on with each of the sessions…

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Carrie & David Grant and the Adopt London Virtual Choir!

Adopt London adoptive parents and adoption workers have come together to join the Adopt London Virtual Choir. Singing is for everyone; it’s fun and it makes you feel good. Well-known singing coaches Carrie and David Grant tell us more about the benefits of singing together. Adopt London is hosting this unique opportunity of a 12-week programme, learning a selection of songs.

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Adopt London announce new partnership with PAC-UK & Adoptionplus

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Adopt London have commissioned a bespoke therapeutic support service for adoptive families and for families caring for children under Special Guardianship Orders. This service is free and will support and benefit hundreds of families. Adoptionplus and PAC-UK are working in close partnership to provide this therapeutic support to families struggling with the…

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Family support when you need it with Adopter Hub

New service from Adopter Hub is available from today! Adopt London and PACT’s Adopter Hub are offering a new support service that is accessible at a time that is convenient to you. It is a web-based service providing support to families who have adopted a child or are living with a child under a Special Guardianship Order from any…

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Free membership to NATP for Adopt London families during COVID19

The National Association of Therapeutic Parents (NATP) and Adopt London are working together to support adoptive families during COVID19. We are pleased to announce you are invited to join this organisation for free, please see all the information below and the code you need to quote to activate this membership. Who are NATP? The NATP was founded in 2017 by…

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Useful websites for online learning

Hello! Our Virtual School have compiled a list of the best websites that offer FREE learning resources, ideas, activities, lessons and more, for you to use at home. Click here for your free Online Education Guide for children All age groups and most curriculum areas are covered. Some websites may require you to create a username and password to…

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