Tagged with children

A library triumph

I’m in a decidedly good mood today. Yesterday I was on another of our council’s adoption workshops. This time the topic was attachment, and there was a good mix of experienced adopters and those of us still pre-placement. The course was run by the post-adoption support team, who seemed to be rather better (more realistic, … Continue reading

Profiles, PAR, and piffle

So. Two weeks ago we went to the profile evening, not really knowing what to expect. Turned out our social worker had been approached by the social worker for a sibling group of three, so within minutes of walking through the door, their profile was thrust into our hands and we were asked to watch a … Continue reading

Book Review: ‘Adoption and Fostering – A Parent’s Guide by Holly Noseda

The premise A short, straightforward ‘handbook’ to the adoption process and what to expect at each stage. It covers topics including ‘managing expectations’, ‘life story work’, ‘contact with birth family’ and ‘post-adoption support’. My response A very quick read, but no less useful because of that. Reasonably up-to-date (though it still refers to ‘Form F’ … Continue reading