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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

    Adoption Conversations - Nicola

    Adoption Conversations - Nicola

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


    In this podcast I spoke to Nicola an adoptive mam to three children. She shares he story of adopting with her husband after  years of infertility. They adopted twice and then were asked to adopt through the foster to adopt model. 


    Nicola is honest in relation to the challenges they’ve faced as well as their joy as adoptive parents. 


    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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    • 26 min
    Adoption Conversations - Richard

    Adoption Conversations - Richard

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


    In this episode we speak to adopter Richard who, with his partner, adopted an older child. Richard discusses how he arrived at adoption and offers some fantastic insights into the preparation and assessment of adoptive parents as well as his passion to see older children adopted. 


    Richard is the founder and host of the Adoption Adventures Podcast and you can follow him on Twitter here.


    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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    • 41 min
    Wednesday Webcast - Yoni Ejo & Keeley Craw talk about Play

    Wednesday Webcast - Yoni Ejo & Keeley Craw talk about Play

    In this week's Wednesday Webcast we speak to social worker, adoptee and adopter Yoni Ejo and Psychologist Keeley Craw . talk about relation based play for adoptive parents and how to strengthen relationships with their children. They have a company, Adopting Diversity, and run a range of courses. On the 25th they're hosting a free webinar looking how play can support adoptive parents attachment to their children. 
    To register for the webinar https://tinyurl.com/5xattachment


    Also


    Youtube    http://bit.ly/YoniYoutube


    Website  www.diversityadopt.com


    Facebook www.facebook.com/diversityadopt


    Instagram www.instagram.com/diversityadopt


    Keeley Craw
    Counselling service https://instagram.com/mothershipcs
    Personal https//instagram.com/keeleycraw

    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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    • 45 min
    Episode 128 - Infertility and Adoption: An interview with Anya Sizer

    Episode 128 - Infertility and Adoption: An interview with Anya Sizer

    In this week's podcast we look at the issue of infertility, with infertility affecting the majority of adoptive parents pre adoption it's an issue that needs to be chatted about. So, we invited adopter Anya Sizer from the Fertility Network onto the podcast to share her experience as well as her professional knowledge on the issue and consider some of the impacts on many families. Of course theres banter and Anya has worked for AUK as well as Home for Good and is familiar with the sector. 


    We also catch up before the interview and engage in the usual chatter. 


    As always if you'd like to share your thoughts or story then get in touch through the aandfpodcast@gmail.com email. 


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Adoption Conversations - Sarah

    Adoption Conversations - Sarah

    In this episode we speak to birth parent Sarah, she shares her experience of having children removed for adoption as well as going on to have further children that remain in her care. Sarah is open and honest in relation to the complexity of maintaining relationships and living with social care involvement. 


    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


    Listen/subscribe on iTunes here


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    Together, We Can Make It by Neutrin05 | https://soundcloud.com/neutrin05


    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com


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    • 20 min
    Episode 127 - International Edition

    Episode 127 - International Edition

    In this episode Al travels to Ireland and they record a podcast there! So, we catch up on the news and comings and goings over the last few weeks. That includes adult breastfeeding, gogglebox and Al's rejection from his RAA. 


    #YouCanAdopt has been different this year and we reflect on the differences in marketing and some of the miss steps in marketing. That leads us nicely on to the ravages of social media and how adoption is framed in that context. 


    We also unpick some of the language around adoption and specifically the phrase 'adoption is trauma'. It's an emotive issue so be warned. 


    As always, if you've got thoughts or would like to share some ideas or your own story please get in touch through the aandfpodcast@gmail.com email or via the usual social media channels. 


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    • 1 hr 2 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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