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Category: The Adoption Social BLOG


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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Bamboo scaffolding

  Welcome to this months trilogy of Blog pieces all about the wonderful founder member from our group taking her TAT (Traumatised adopted teen) away on an amazing break together. Hugely brave and funny, this Blog is an exciting read….

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Blog Buster!

Thank you all for your warm support of our blog pieces. Our website traffic has increased and we have been getting lots of positive feedback. The Adoption Social and The Open Nest have joined us in this venture. Please do…

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Independence Day!

Well, not quite as it seems. More….Independence Day with frills…. POTATO group member parent writes about their incredible experiences of adoptive parenting and the wonderful experiences of encouraging and equipping their vulnerable young adult to move out. YES! It can…

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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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