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AGM and Conference 2017

AGM and Conference details 2017

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Children’s Society initiative

Our Chairperson has been in touch with the Childrens Society and because we have a lot of common ground we felt you all might like to get on board with their letter to your MP initiative. An opportunity to get…

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Section 20, please help the investigation.

The family rights group would like to hear from those involved in Section 20. There's a significant group of Adoptive parents who have one or more young people who are unable to manage in a family.Often, they end up in…

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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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Bbqs, holidays and first on the list.

It is time for the seasonal blog and its BBQ weather. Yes…. British weather so darting indoors missing the showers, hoping the gateau will defrost in time for pud. “Man cook with fire” pervades and thankfully someone has brought some…

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APV when planets collide

We live on planet adoption. Our lives are so very distinct to other parents. We applaud when our child cries… because its rare that they’ve trusted us enough to show emotion. We are disappointed and distressed as the leader says…

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Welcome to the world of LEGGIT & SCARPER….

  When life in with your teen isn’t tough enough they start a whole new range of activities! One that comes up a lot within our community is the young runners and leavers. These expert terrified toddlers are inexpert young…

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Therapeutic reparenting adopted teens

OK readers! I am POTATO Champion and I have 2 adopted teenagers who were at infants school when they came to me. Now, wow 19 and 16, how did that happen? Now we are 13 years in and have been…

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Welcome all Parents of Teens, Adopted in the UK

We are a UK based group of parents who have adopted our children from the looked after system in the past 20 years. All of our teenagers are incredible survivors who need specialist parenting which can be very hard going….

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