About Maryam Lane

My own blog can be found at www.maryamlane.blogspot.co.uk and I am on Twitter @MaryamLane where I have been delighted to find a small but tight adoption and fostering community who like me, love to chat. If you have something that you would like to say about adoption, fostering, social work or any related area, please let me know and I will do my very best to include you in the round-up. Likewise if you spot a great post by a fellow blogger who really deserves a bit of a shout-out, please get in touch. I’ll be keeping out an eye each month for those in the blogosphere involved in adoption/fostering but if I miss anything you can contact me at maryam.lane@yahoo.co.uk , via Twitter or my blog

Author Maryam Lane

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Adoption & Fostering round-up: Politics, Loss, Fostering and School!

As we near to Half Term (not long now! Hang in there!) we are getting straight to it this month, with a post from author Sally Donovan who has blogged at Community Care. ‘Adoption has become a political battleground’ is a strong statement but one I am inclined to agree with. There’s so much of […]

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Adoption & Fostering Round-up: Support, school and glitter

It’s been a while since I last wrote the round-up, having been very busy lately, so the lovely Sarah and Vicki from The Adoption Social stepped-in. However I am back now and have been reading away avidly the various blogs popping up all over Twitter. Starting this month with a wonderful blog from Hackney Child […]

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Adoption & Fostering round-up: The Adoption Social, Project Me and more

I’m writing this month’s round-up with a small boy leaning on my right elbow, watching me type. He can’t read yet so I am not sure what exactly he is finding so fascinating about me writing but at least he can’t spot my spelling mistakes. It’s been a busy month as usual in the adoption […]

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Book review: I Don’t Know Why by Annice Thomas

BritMums were asked to review a copy of I don’t know why: Stories to help adopted children understand why they do the things they do by Annice Thomas and who better to ask than our very own in-house Adoption and Fostering Round-up editor Maryam Lane? Being an adoptive mother to three siblings, she has a […]

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Adoption & Fostering: Anger, defiance, memories and school

This month’s round-up sees a wide range of posts from all the fantastic bloggers in the adoption and fostering community. Adoption and fostering requires parenting with some additional challenges that account for a child’s experience of the world prior to stability and a loving home.  For most of our bloggers, writing is kind of therapeutic […]

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Adoption & Fostering round-up: Spring, transition and support

Another busy month in the adoption and fostering blogosphere and the start of a new school term for many.  The holidays may be over but hopefully too is the cold weather – was that sun we just had?? Bring on the summer – finally! Starting this week with Sarah from The Puffin Diaries who ran the […]

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Adoption & Fostering: Mother’s Day, support and gut feelings

Its been a busy and interesting month for most of the adoption and fostering bloggers….not least because we had a big day this month: Mother’s Day. Its a day many of us looked forward to for a long time – years trying to have children or going through Approval and awaiting that match. When your […]

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Adoption & Fostering: Contact & responsibility

This is my first round-up of 2013. Last month the very lovely Vicki at The Boy’s Behaviour guest-edited the round-up for me, which was wonderful to get a new pair of eyes on the Adoption and Fostering blogosphere.  It was also great for me as I seem to be increasingly up to my eyes in […]

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National Adoption Week, lifestory work and Morrisons

  Read all the Adoption/Fostering Round-ups This month we had National Adoption Week (NAW) 5th-11th November. It’s a week devoted to raising adoption awareness and addressing misconceptions, spreading ideas and support. A lot of bloggers were very active and BAAF (British Association for Adoption and Fostering) who hosted the week, called for Adoption Champions – […]

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Adoption and fostering round-up: Attachment, first time meetings and last goodbyes

  Attachment. A very key word to any parent but not least for any adoptive parent or foster parent. Attachment forms the basis of the parent-child bond. It’s vital for developing a healthy relationship with the Caregiver and a healthy attachment with Mum or Dad will in turn help the child to form positive relationships […]

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Adoption & Fostering Round-up: Gay adoption & Mummy don’t go

  This month I am delighted to say that I have found some new bloggers to feature, on this the third ever Adoption/Fostering round-up. September is here (boo hiss) and whilst many of us breathe a sigh of relief at  the return of school, others are nervous and some of us a bit sad – […]

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