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New publication from SG&AT.

We have been really impressed by the recent publication by Special Guardians and Adopters Together. For those who don’t know, we work with this organisation a lot to help give an honest picture of modern adoption. Several of our members…

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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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Reflections on Adoption.

This is an article written for professionals and adoptive parents to use to inform themselves about a way forwards. We think there are some problems within adoption that need addressing. It is written by one of our members, based on…

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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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PAD- POTATO ARTS DAY 2018.

PAD 2018 is looking WONDERFUL

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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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Moving on up, moving on out!

This week we are sharing our members journey with her young adult towards supported independence. Moving on up, moving on up! Yes, now you’ve got that 90s classic zipping through your head- have a read of this weeks excellent blog….

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