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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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Whababaluba baba BAMBOO

Part 3 of Bamboo and it’s cracking read

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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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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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Professionals and Adoptive Parents

Hi all, We are so fortunate in our group because there is such experience and expertise in adoption matters. Read an excellent article by Dave Bagshaw and Mair Richards adapted from their presentation at the POTATO conference and AGM 2015….

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