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Category: The Adoption Social BLOG


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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When your adopted teen has a sudden change of staff.

We have a great deal of parents of traumatised adopted teens who struggle at school. Their troubles are often to do with the ways school run and how tricky things can be to negotiate when you have had a lot…

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Help! Is this what you’re saying to social care?

Decision makers please listen to and respond to pleas by desperate adoptive parents

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Mothers Day Management

Mother’s Day Yes, that time of year that most mothers and fathers look forward to. That cheerful card and fresh bunch of flowers, a lovely family roast dinner. OK well here’s the thing. Mother’s Day is a complex thing for…

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Bloggy McBlogface

Ahoy there! Its TUESDAY and every week we are going to publish a blog piece on our website. So all aboard the Bloggy McBlogface. Frankly I can’t wait to hear from our members how they have been getting on with…

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Reflecting on Christmas

Its a chilly grey afternoon in early January and we have finished off the Quality Street and the last piece of shortbread. The relatives have gone home, you are back at work, kids back at school and college and everyones…

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Blogging for Bamboo

Several members have submitted pieces and they have been accepted onto the Adoption Social website.  We have had an excellent lot of feedback from these pieces, our most recent conclusion of the Bamboo Scaffolding set of pieces. If you would…

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