6 episodes

Adoption Shared is produced by We Are Family adoption support community in partnership with Adopt London. Adoption Shared explores stories which inform, support and amplify the adopter voice and community. In each episode, our host Eddie Elliott meets adopters and professionals who share their insight and experiences of the adoption journey from a variety of different perspectives.You can join We Are Family for FREE at www.wearefamilyadoption.org.uk.

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    • Kids & Family

Adoption Shared is produced by We Are Family adoption support community in partnership with Adopt London. Adoption Shared explores stories which inform, support and amplify the adopter voice and community. In each episode, our host Eddie Elliott meets adopters and professionals who share their insight and experiences of the adoption journey from a variety of different perspectives.You can join We Are Family for FREE at www.wearefamilyadoption.org.uk.

    Five Questions

    Five Questions

    We asked adopters the same five questions, and their answers reveal the complexity and variety of adoption journeys.  Join us to hear the answer to 'What would you do differently..?' and more.

    • 26 min
    Strategies for Managing Big Feelings at Christmas and Beyond

    Strategies for Managing Big Feelings at Christmas and Beyond

    Eddie talks to Megan Tanner of Think NVR,  Non-violent Resistance (NVR) practitioner and consultant about strategies for managing the ‘Big Feelings’ that can come up for adopted children around Christmas time- and at any time.

    • 58 min
    Contact with your adopted child's birth family

    Contact with your adopted child's birth family

    Eddie talks to Stephen and Mark about making and supporting contact with their children's birth families, exploring the challenges and very real positives of making contact work.

    • 49 min
    Choosing a primary school for your adopted child

    Choosing a primary school for your adopted child

    Eddie talks to Jody, adoptive dad and deputy headteacher of a primary school about what important questions to ask and information to look out for when choosing a primary school for your adopted child.

    • 31 min
    Life as a single adopter of two children

    Life as a single adopter of two children

    Eddie talks to Jay about her experience of adopting and parenting two children on her own.  In this honest and engaging account which explores the highs and lows of single adoptive parenting.

    • 34 min
    Choosing a secondary school for your adopted child

    Choosing a secondary school for your adopted child

    Eddie talks to Jane Pickerden, Consultant Practitioner & Senior Social Worker working in the Post Adoption and Special Guardianship Support Team at Adopt London and Dr Gabrielle Pelter, Educational Psychologist who share tips, ideas and resources for helping to choose the right secondary school for your adopted child.  

    • 40 min

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