This weekend it is the POTATO arts day and several members are looking to attend with lots of creativity. We are a group that physically meets up as well as using our facebook and conferences plus individual face to face times.
It’s on the 24th of June 2017 in the Sheffield area. There are a few spaces left if you are a member and would like to go. Just email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our website over the next couple of weeks to see photos.
This blog piece is a fascinating insight into life of a member who has a changing reality of relationships.
We understand the separation rate in adoption is similar to that of parents with children who have additional needs.
But there are a few amazing individuals who have healed, moved on and explored having a relationship. Plus the dating side can be great fun!
This weeks blog is all about this. It’s a brave thing to have written.
As Mothers Day can cause a lot of upset for families with traumatised adoptees in them we have decided to have a TIME OUT event. The adoptee might be making you upset, grumpy and hopeless. You have been firmly naughty stepped for being called MUM.
So as the mum’s who are on the naughty step, we encourage you to disobediently have a lovely treat whatever your young persons challenges may be.
This event has to be a time for Mum to do what SHE chooses for at least 30 minutes (ideally an hour). If your adopted person isn’t in contact with your family, please take some extra time out.
Including the ever popular ideas of drinking, eating and erm, drinking and eating. Here are some other ideas:
Just take a selfie or picture of what activities you’ve chosen for your TIME OUT.
Its lunchtime and before you tuck into your sandwiches, pop an email across to email@example.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 reasons.
If you are going to Birmingham for the adoptionuk conference on the 19th of November 2016 maybe book another night in the hotel and come along in the morning to our mini conference.
On Sunday the 20th of November, from 9 until 1, you’ll hear all about what POTATO group do and what sorts of things we want to aim for in the year to come.
If you are a member already you can come along for free and you get to vote. Information about the steering committee volunteer positions can be sent to you on request. To become a member email us, fill in the membership form and pay the annual £10.
We would like to welcome as many members as possible on the day but if you have a question or idea and cannot attend, please do email us between now and the 18th November 2016.
Our whole group want you to feel as included as possible and that your thoughts, ideas and experiences matter so if you can possibly attend it would be fantastic to see you.