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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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 […]
So with Maryam still taking a break, The Adoption and Fostering Round Up this time falls to me, Sarah from The Puffin Diaries. As the other half of The Adoption Social and #WASO, Vicki from The Boys Behaviour being the other, I do get to read lots of blogs surrounding the subject of adoption. I […]
Hi there and welcome to July’s Adoption and Fostering round up. Maryam’s taking a break this month as she’s in the midst of Ramadan, and next month will be difficult for her too, so for the next two months your round-ups will be hosted by myself – Vicki from The Boy’s Behaviour and Sarah from […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Happy New Year and welcome to the first Adoption and Fostering Round-Up of 2013. I’m Vicki and I blog over at The Boy’s Behaviour, where I write about my life as adoptive mum to Mini. Our usual lovely round-up editor Maryam has recently welcomed the latest addition to her family and as you can […]
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 – […]
This week is the 15th anniversary of National Adoption Week (#NAW2012). Run by the British Association for Adoption and Fostering or BAAF as it’s more commonly known, National Adoption Week seeks to raise awareness of adoption, and asks those who have ever considered adoption, even if just for a moment, to ‘rule themselves in’. There are […]
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 […]
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 – […]
Welcome to the 2nd Adoption/Fostering round-up. This month I have been pretty quiet on the blogging front myself but the upside of that is that I have had time to read and enjoy blog posts from the A/F community – thank you Twitter for making it so easy! My Favourites list is growing! I […]
Welcome to the very first Britmums Adoption & Fostering round-up! Firstly a little to introduce adoption and fostering. Fostering is how many children in the UK, those who can no longer live with their birth parents, for a variety of reasons, are cared for and parented in the UK. There are a large number of […]
Sometime in 2009 my husband and I decided to adopt. We had wanted to start a family for a long time and well, to cut a long story short, it just wasn’t happening. So we approached an adoption agency to find out more. Two long years later and we are now adoptive parents to two […]
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