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Mental Health and staying in.

This blog piece is by a member of our group who has extensive experience of Mental Health issues within the family made up of adopted young people. Fascinating insight into how it is to try and get adequate and appropriate…

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Transference and an adoptive parent.

Adoptive parent from POTATO group shares their experiences of transference from their adoptive daughters.

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Introducing the 2016 AGM.

Its lunchtime and before you tuck into your sandwiches, pop an email across to parentingadoptedteens@gmail.com getting your name down for our annual meeting. We will email you with all the details of the day we cannot put here for security…

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Legal People- fabulous free resource

Legal people! Have a free, comprehensive resource on resolution and family law conference on us! Links and Resources Page 

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Independent Reviewing Officers Conference (NAIRO)

Good morning everyone, its the day of the NAIRO conference today and POTATO group are there, talking with IROs and sharing with them the realities of life with traumatised adopted young people. It may come as a surprise to some…

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Clever poem for your five minutes and cuppa….

A POTATO Member has sent in this clever poem to share, and we hope you enjoy it with a cuppa.  It really is vitally important to take a break, even 5 minutes to yourself each day. Self care is something…

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Door left ajar

Moving poem from an adoptive mother.

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Professionals and Adoptive Parents

Hi all, We are so fortunate in our group because there is such experience and expertise in adoption matters. Read an excellent article by Dave Bagshaw and Mair Richards adapted from their presentation at the POTATO conference and AGM 2015….

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Sally Donovan’s Article

It’s Sunday and the roar of Sally Donovan has begun to die down. She did a great article in this weeks “Community Care” and there has already been a huge amount of feedback. The article points to experience of member…

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Conference and AGM

Hello all POTATO group members and interested people 🙂 In November we held our AGM and conference with a mix of speakers and information sharing amongst peers. AGM. The Steering group met and it was decided that the roles within…

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