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Adoptive Parent’s Poem

This moving piece of poetry was written by a member. It clearly shows the struggle and heartbreak that many adoptive parents experience, especially when dealing with those who are supposedly there to help us.

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What Free School Meals Meant to Me

This is the letter that the adult adopted daughter of one of our members wrote to her MP. It’s a powerful reminder of just how important free school meals are for neglected or deprived children. So this is something that…

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Reflections on National Adoption Week

Our first contribution, written powerfully from the heart, comes from a member who is tirelessly advocating for her adopted son 20 years after beginning their journey to become a family. Please read it and reflect: Next week is National Adoption…

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Covid 19

At this time of the year we would normally be busy organising our AGM and Conference. This has historically been held in Birmingham in November. Obviously this year that is just not possible. It is a weekend we look forward…

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POTATO Arts Day (2019)

Every year, we have a couple of days break from looking after our traumatised adopted young people. In the team of POTATO we have some talented artists, caring compassionate and fun individuals. We have all lives life with traumatised adopted…

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Special Guardians and Adopters Together

Whilst Potato is a support group, SG&AT are a campaigning group. It’s members ‘come together to think about what needs to change and support each other in campaigning to achieve it.’. There are a number of members of Potato who…

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Parents experience of Child Protection.

There are a large number of families with traumatised adoptees who have been subjected to child protection enquiries. Our group has experienced the whole range of enquiries, from the simple set of questions by a social worker to full child…

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When a child is trafficked…

Not an easy thing to talk about but our wonderful adoptive mum Sonya and her daughter Danni are giving it a go. There are a fair proportion of adopted young people who become involved in trafficking, county lines and other…

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Foetal Alcohol and School

There are lots of adopted children who have foetal alcohol who have particular challenges in life and educationally. Not many children are diagnosed at birth because unless it can be proved that birth mum consumed alcohol through pregnancy to a…

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Film 1- Modern Adoption

We are delighted to share a set of short film clips made by one of our members and her now young adult daughter. Emotional in places, with a few swears (you have been warned) but it is raw and so…

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