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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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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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CPV & adoption in crisis, on the TV.

Good Morning everyone. POTATO has been in demand recently, with the Wright Stuff and this piece on the Victoria Derbyshire programme. Talking about how adoptive families often face crisis with their traumatised adopted young people and the professionals lack capacity…

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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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The Wright Stuff… Janie

On Monday morning The Wright Stuff on Channel 5┬áran a phone in about the contraversial topic of whether a 2 year old should be told that her father killed her mother and then took his own life in prison. Here…

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AGM and Conference 2017

AGM and Conference details 2017

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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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What we are on about when we say “traumatised adoptees”.

There are some mistakes folk make when talking about traumatised kids, really it boils down to not wanting to think too much on the awful stuff that happens to children in this day and age. To address some of these…

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