Adoption Magazine

Mindfulness for parents

Life feels pretty tough at the minute. Ever changing restrictions on who we can see and where. Juggling working from home with a million...

Adoption Legal Centre: Adoption disruption

I've published two interviews recently about adoption disruption. It's something that isn't talked about very often but it needs to be. It happens probably...

Adoption stories: Virtual assessment interview with Cat

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives in so many different ways. Social distancing has meant a lot of things have moved online. Adoption...

The FizzyKids Podcast

Parenting doesn't come with a manual. Often, we parent the way we were parented ourselves, with the odd tweak here and there. The language...

Adoption myths

When we started our adoption journey eight years ago, we had a few questions about things we thought would be an issue. Our biggest...

The Adoption Legal Centre: legal advice for adopters

A few weeks ago, crunchyleafmama and now_i_am_mama shared their stories of adoption disruption. I thought it would be a useful follow up to those articles to hear...

Dear Mr Department Store

I started We Made a Wish because we couldn't find suitable cards and gifts for eldest's foster family. The few cards I found were...

You Can Adopt

In an ideal world, there'd be no need for adoption. All adults would have the skills to be able to parent safely. When problems...

Adoption disruption

The second adoption disruption interview is with @now_i_am_mamma and sadly tells a similar story to last week's article. The lack of openness about the issues...

Adoption disruption

Adoption disruption isn't something that's talked about very much. We didn't cover it on any of our preparation training or assessments. But it's something...

Not A Fictional Mum: Finding Nemo

Today's article is a great guest post from Not a Fictional Mum. If you don't follow her already, go and say hello @notafictionalmum. Her blog...

Q & A with Lauren: Relationship with birth family

The final set of questions you've asked Lauren J Sharkey were about the relationship with birth family. It's clear from some of her answers that...

Book review: Who Hides Here? Footprints in the Forest

Eldest and I have reviewed all of the Who Hides Here? books written by Rachel Coverdale, so we were delighted when Rachel asked us...

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