Adoption Magazine

Adoption stories: Our daughter’s foster carers

Foster carers are amazing. They open their hearts and their homes to children who are vulnerable, traumatised and in need of a...

Seven Adoption books for kids

When we started our adoption journey, there weren't many children's books about that explained the process. The ones I did find were...

What to include in post box contact

In my work life, I'd heard the term post box contact used a lot well before we adopted. In my head, I...

Article roundup: Adoption stories

Over the last almost three years, I've been honoured to be able to share so many adoption stories with you. When we...

Things to consider when adopting a young baby

One of the most important parts of the adoption assessment is deciding the age range of child you'd like to be considered...

Book Review: Billy Moffle’s Straight Lines

There's a lot of children's adoption books on the market which explain the process. They use engaging characters to explain to young...

Adoption stories: Contact and life story interview with birth mum Sammy

This week's interview about contact and life story work is with birth mum Sammy. I'm really grateful she's agreed to give us...

Adoption stories: Adopting through early permanence

Adopting through early permanence is where a child is placed with adopters who are also approved as foster carers. That may mean...

Article round-up: Parenting

Since the magazine started in 2019, I've published almost 200 articles from adoption stories, to parenting advice and book reviews. There's so...

CoramBAAF: An introduction to life story work

This article is all about adoption life story work. It's written by Dr John Simmonds, Director of Policy, Research and Development at...

Small Business Spotlight: Sally the Celebrant – Adoption Naming Ceremonies

Adoption naming ceremonies aren't something I'd come across until recently. So I was very intrigued when celebrant Sally contacted me and asked...

Managing anger in children

Today's article is written by Tanya Heasley. Tanya's expertise is unblocking the suppressed anger that has cultivated self-limiting beliefs in many individuals. She has...

Attachment focused family therapy

Attachment is something a lot of adopted children struggle with. Learning to trust their care givers is hard for children when they've been let...

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