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Conversation & discussion on contemporary Adoption & Fostering

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

    • Kids & Family
    • 3.9 • 7 Ratings

Conversation & discussion on contemporary Adoption & Fostering

    #AdoptionConversations - Becky

    #AdoptionConversations - Becky

    Hello and welcome to conversations from the adoption and fostering podcast. 


    In this podcast we spoke to Becky a parent of two biological and one adoptive children. Becky shares their story of an unsuccessful adoption assessment that led to her and her husband having to repeat the process with a voluntary adoption agency. They were approved and half way through introductions the country went into the first lockdown. 


    This is an honest conversation and Becky describes some difficult experiences that they faced as a family on their adoption journey.  Becky is also a social worker and shares her perspective on social work practice from that experience.


    We hope you find it interesting and as always if you’ve experience of adoption, Fostering or special guardianship from any perspective and would like share that on the podcast please get in touch through the Facebook or twitter page or email us at AandFpodcast@gmail.com


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    • 41 min
    Adoption Conversations - Lynne

    Adoption Conversations - Lynne

    In this conversation we speak to Lynne who has experienced the loss of her children through adoption as well as foster care. Lynne is searingly honest in relation to her experiences and story and consequently we advise caution as you listen. It's a profound interview as well as a collection of other recordings that Lynne has done for other organisations in relation to some of her experiences. 


    We hope you find it thought provoking and as always if you’ve experience of adoption, Fostering or special guardianship from any perspective and would like share that on the podcast please get in touch through the Facebook or twitter page 


    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, our facebook page here or email us at AandFpodcast@gmail.com


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    • 20 min
    Episode 125 - News, APPGs and Swearing

    Episode 125 - News, APPGs and Swearing

    Be warned, there's swearing in the worst possible way in this episode, if it's not for you then steer clear. Seriously, we quote some pretty shocking stuff as well as some comical examples but you listen at your own peril. 


    We start with a round up of some of the latest goings on, the new report form the The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Adoption and Permanence and the comings and goings of ministerial changes are all discussed. Then we get to the main event all prompted by the report from the National Institute for Health Research on adoption children and PTSD. Well, as Scott would say, 'No S**T Sherlock'. This led us into a very frank discussion in relation to swearing. We know that not all adopted or fostered children swear but we talk about some of our challenging family experiences as well as some of the views and anecdotes shared by twitter with us. 


    This episode is not for everyone and we quote some examples that are beyond the pale so if it's not for you then don't listen. You've been warned.  


    As always if you’ve experience of adoption, Fostering or special guardianship from any perspective and would like share that on the podcast please get in touch through the Facebook or twitter page or email us at AandFpodcast@gmail.com


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Podcast Special with Jo Garofolo

    Podcast Special with Jo Garofolo

    In this episode we acknowledge that September is FASD awareness months and we speak to Jo Garofolo the founder of Voice in a Million and she tell us about the upcoming documentary she has produced looking specifically at FASD The Hidden Disability which will be streaming on September the 9th here on VIMTV .


    We chat about Jo's experience of becoming a parent though adoption as well as the work that she achieves through Voice in a Million. As always there's plenty of chat and banter. 


    As always if you’ve experience of adoption, Fostering or special guardianship from any perspective and would like share that on the podcast please get in touch through the Facebook or twitter page or email us at AandFpodcast@gmail.com


     


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    For clarification 'Male Grooming' was the phrase that Al was looking for in the intro and outro. 


     

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Podcast Special - An interview with Julie Selwyn

    Podcast Special - An interview with Julie Selwyn

    In this episode we speak to Professor Julie Selwyn academic, social worker and author of several key academic studies and reports including the seminal Beyond the Adoption Order.


    Julie shares her experience as a professional and how that influenced her later academic research as well as the impact of what is now seen as a seminal report for the adoption community 'Beyond the Adoption Order'. We chat about the lead up to the report, it's impact and legacy as well as considering adoption 6 years on from that report and where we're at now. 


    Please note, after we recorded and Julie checked the stats she recalled from memory during the interview and asked that this correction was popped in:


    "I was correct with 50% of  4-7yrs don't know why they're in care and it is 46% of 8-10yrs, but I think I said a third for the 11-17yrs group when it is 22%"


    We really enjoyed chatting to Julie and her depth of knowledge and insight and hope you did too. If you like the podcast we'd really appreciate a review on iTunes as it helps get more people listening to us. If you're up for that then pop here and it will only take a minute. 


    Also, while you're here you could pop along here to The No Borders podcast and listen to some helpful stuff re supporting resilience training. 


    As always we're very happy to hear from you all and if you want to get in touch please email us at aandfpodcast@gmail.com or through our Twitter or Facebook page.


    As always, thanks for listening and you can also listen to the podcast:


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    • 50 min
    Adoption Conversations - Two Good Mums

    Adoption Conversations - Two Good Mums

    In this episode of Adoption Conversations we speak to adopter Peggy and birth parent Laura in relation to their experience of creating an open an ongoing relationship to best support the needs of the two children they are parents to. Their full story can be heard on another podcast, Two Good Mums, so here we open up some of the less talked about challenges in what is a really honest and open conversation. 


    You can find their social media links here. 


    Two Good Mums Podcast - https://anchor.fm/twogoodmums
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/TwoGoodMums
    Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/twogoodmums
    Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/twogoodmums
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/twogoodmums/
    Website - https://www.twogoodmums.co.uk/
    Laura's Book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Baby-Mine-Birthmothers-Journey-Adoption/dp/B096TTRZJ9
     
    We hope you find it enlightening and as always if you’ve experience of adoption, Fostering or special guardianship from any perspective and would like share that on the podcast please get in touch through the Facebook or twitter page 


    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, our facebook page here or email us at AandFpodcast@gmail.com


    Listen/subscribe on iTunes here


    Spotify here


    Google here


     


     


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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Mindful runner ,

Great topics for those fostering and/or adopting

As a foster-adoptive parent, I enjoy listening to this podcast, which covers
Very relevant topics for my family and me. I also love that it represents gay adoption as that reflects my experience as well. I think this podcast could be improved with more focused questioning of interviewees, and the sharing of stories in a more intentional and deliberate way. The topics addressed are so interesting, but sometimes the podcasts are not as focused and clear as they could be. I would like there to be more clear take-always or stories that really illustrate the topics. I realize the challenge is that there are often not clear answers to these challenges, but perhaps keeping the focus on stories could offer some clarity.

tommye w-c ,

Great

Very important topic. Tons of incredible information.

Topical Todd ,

Great topics

The hosts know what they are talking about when it comes to adoption and fostering.

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