100 episodes

Conversation & discussion on contemporary Adoption & Fostering

The Adoption and Fostering Podcast Al Coates & Scott Casson-Rennie

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Conversation & discussion on contemporary Adoption & Fostering

    Episode 78 - Live Podcast, Recruitment and a new Government

    Episode 78 - Live Podcast, Recruitment and a new Government

    In what can only be described as an experiment we attempted a half live podcast with us streaming on FB for the first half of this podcast and answering various questions that came up. You can decide on how coherent it was! We answered a range of questions including issues around training in schools, attachment and working with professionals. Some familiar faces chipped in so it was rather interesting!
    After that had a chat about some of the fostering and adoption recruitment missteps that have been in the media #DropTheMop as well as the new governments focus on adoption and a meeting with the minster. It was prior to the recent letter sent by the children's minister so we don't reflect on that only on what we knew at the time. 
    If you'd like to find out a little more the Adoption & Fostering Podcast's Facebook page is here, or our twitter feed here.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Podcast Special - Adoption UK Scotland's FASD Hub

    Podcast Special - Adoption UK Scotland's FASD Hub

    Hello, in what was a rather unusual turn of events we were asked to showcase through the medium of Podcasting the work that the FASD Hub Scotland do. We aren’t always that helpful but the work that the Hub does is progressive and offers an excellent practice model and as such we were more than happy to chat to the team. The Hub is linked to Adoption UK Scotland’s work however the advice and some of the resources available through the website are helpful and of use to families regardless.
     In the podcast Aily Brown the FASD lead co hosts with Scott and they introduce the Hub and the work that is undertaken. Scott also takes time to speak to a few professional and parents(Jessica, Judith and Jen) that have roles in the hub as well as a parent (Gemma) that has received support through the services that the Hub provides.
    We hope you find it interesting and would like to get in touch with comments or suggestions then please do direct message us at our twitter feed here or on our facebook page here.
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    You can access The Hub website here FASD Hub Scotland.

    • 53 min
    Episode 77 - New Year News round up

    Episode 77 - New Year News round up

    This week we took the opportunity to have a brief round up on the year as well as consider some of the interesting news articles that had come up in the last few weeks of the year. We chat about the reduction in the adoption statistics as well as the high profile discrimination case won by an adoptive couple against a local authority. The rather incendiary tweet in relation to the financial benefits to local authorities/government was also discussed with no controversy courted here!
    We also consider our re branding and hopefully that's all been done with this episode. 
    As always thank you for listening, we think it's been a good year for podcasting with a whole raft of interesting guests, co hosts and individuals who've been generous with their stories and experience. Thank you. 
    If you are feeling warm and fluffy a review wherever you download the podcast would be much appreciated and bolster our delicate egos. Again, many thanks to all who have done that already. 
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    • 43 min
    Conversations - Anthony

    Conversations - Anthony

    In this episode we speak to Anthony (AKA @TheCareKid ) about his story of entering and being in the care system. He his open an honest as he shares what have been defining experiences from his own childhood and his subsequent experiences as a care leaver and young adult. Anthony is frank in relation to own difficulties in adult life and how he has worked to overcome them. 
    We hope you find it interesting and if you’ve a story of care or adoption and would like to share your perspective or experience then please do direct message us at our twitter feed here or on our facebook page here.
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    • 57 min
    Xmas Special - Becky, Scott & Al + a very special guest

    Xmas Special - Becky, Scott & Al + a very special guest

    Welcome to what is a rather underwhelming fourth Chrismas podcast. Undewhelming because we only mention the festive season in passing and get drawn into the long grass with Becky (AKA Suddenly Mummy). We discuss the rise and fall of adoption blogs, Becky's decision to kill off Suddenly Mummy and the trials and tribulations of social media. Al kills of the Christmas spirit well and truly by losing his cool and using a grown up word when we stray onto the subject of online bullying, academic research and we hypothesis about an imaginary intern at the DfE (#Justin). 
    All that said Becky has written a book, The Trauma and Attachment Aware Classroom, and we have a good old chat about that and you can buy that here. We can unreservedly recommend it for all parents with children at school.
    We do manage to muddle through the Christmas competition and finally we do have an alternative Christmas message from a rather smashing contributor and friend of the show. 
    We wish you all a smashing and peaceful Christmas and a cracking new year. Many thanks for listening. 
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Adopter Stories - #18 Ninja Mam

    Adopter Stories - #18 Ninja Mam

    In this episode Ninja Mam shares her story of adopting, with her partner, two children with additional needs. You can follow Ninja Mam on Twitter Here or on Facebook Here.
    If you'd like to share your story then please get in touch through the Adoption & Fostering Podcast's facebook page here, or our twitter feed here.
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

ttc_baby_hill ,

Amazing podcast!!

A lot of the podcasts out there are american based which being UK based wanted a podcast closer to home. Looking at adoption and the advice is amazing from these guys. Really helpful and lovely people to listen to. Thank you 😊

JWilliams2788 ,

Amazing podcast

These guys are brilliant. They have supported my partner and I in thinking differently along our adoption journey. I look forward to a Saturday morning with these guys 🥰

Em_Adoption ,

A must listen

I cannot recommend this podcast highly enough and mention it to all my adopter friends. Once you've adopted, it can sometimes feel like you're very much 'on your own' but I can honestly say that being able to hear lots of adopter, adoptee and foster carer voices has genuinely informed some of my parenting decisions as I've gone along. My children are currently very young but it's also helpful to be able to access expert discussions about things that we might face in the future. Also, I haven't got time to read because I've got young children and a job so a podcast is the perfect medium for me!

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