In this adoption podcast, a group of adopters talk to each other about their experiences - from the first steps to post-adoption support.
No one knew each other before the recording but within moments it will be like listening to old friends talk. They laugh together, they cry together.
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Post Adoption Support
In the final episode of our first podcast series, we’re looking at the ongoing support available for adoptive parents. What is the experience of our adopters in asking for and receiving help?
Creating A Connection With My Child
We’re talking about bonding in this episode - or attachment as it's really called. How do you ensure your adopted child feels safe, feels loved - and how long is it before you know what you’re doing is making a difference?
My Child’s First Week At Home
4. Our seven adopters talk about those crucial first few hours, days and weeks with their children.
The Matching Process
3. This episode is all about one of the most emotionally intense parts of the journey: matching children with their new families. Is there such a thing as the perfect fit?
2. Our adopters discuss their experiences of the assessment and approval process and meeting their social worker for the first time - which has nothing to do with having a clean house!
Meet Our Adopters
1. In this first episode, get to know our adopters. Why they adopted and how people’s opinions of them being unable or not wanting to have children naturally, being single, gay or “too old” didn’t put them off.