Adoption and Fostering Round-up

adoption fosteringWe took a bit of a break over the summer; I’m sure all you mums and dads know how hard it is to find spare moments over the summer holidays. Anyway we are back and raring to go, with lots of great posts and some exciting events happening.

So that brings me nicely on to my first post, which is from Sally Donovan who is excited to explain about her position as a trustee for The open Nest Charity and why their up and coming Taking Care Conference  is one for the calendar.

So before the summer fades I want to tell you about a post I read right back at the beginning of the summer holidays. Here Travels with my Son shares her memories of the first holiday they took together; I was very impressed with the amazing adventure they managed.

Talking of travels, it’s always great when a blogger shares some of their useful tips, as Frogotter’s Blog did here, how to survive Long Car Journeys with Boys.

So now to the much more serious and I’d like to bring to your attention another excellent post by Sally Donovan. Here she writes about the Rotherham child abuse scandal and the dire state of Child Protection.

Keeping it political and saying it loud and proud is Amanda at All Aboard the Trauma Train, who shares personal family history to help highlight the terrible plight of UK child protection, in Kafkaesque doesn’t come close.

It’s good to look at adoption from the many sides of those involved and this piece, from an adoptee blogging at Red Thread Broken, explains how he often feels like he does not have a voice in Voiceless no More.

Now I’d like to give a big welcome back to blogging to Two Mums Two Kids, it was lovely to catch up with their life with little Squib. Change is afoot  for them, the biggest of news being Squib starting school.

And the return to school is never easy for many of us, and the family in the new weekly blog on The Adoption Social, Life on the Frontline, is no exception, as you can see in the post from Week 1.

For some sending their child to school is just too much and home schooling is the best option. The anxieties that come with this decision are described as PUP by Mayhem and Star Dust.

At the Family of 5, one of the girls is not happy about the return to school but mum is beaming, In She’s in a Grump but I’m Happy.

And what about having a good Moan, this foster carer believes it’s not only essential it’s also good for you.

And finally I shall leave you with a post that brought a smile to my face, we’ve all been there, when our little ones behave in a slightly in appropriate way. Nick Kings shares his experience in Naked in Waitrose.

So it just leaves me to say don’t forget to book your tickets for The Taking Care conference and look out for exciting new features on The Adoption Social.

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About Sarah Puffin Diaries

Sarah is the adoptive mum of two boys behind The Puffin Diaries. Her blog is full of the highs and lows of her family life, writing about adoption, living with depression her love of cooking and all things creative plus lots of photography.
Sarah is also co-founder of The Adoption Social, a site which promotes and supports the adoption on-line community.