The Adoption and Fostering Podcast
#WedsndayWebcasts -Alternative Adoption Preparation Pt2 a Therapist Perspective

#WedsndayWebcasts -Alternative Adoption Preparation Pt2 a Therapist Perspective

May 13, 2021

In our second #wednsedayWebcast 'Alternative' Adoption Preparation we speak to Viki McKeown a therapist and social worker. 

We chat about the need for early support and raising awareness of the implications of early trauma on children's behaviour. Viki works with many children and families and shares her views on what ways we can support adoptive families better. 

Viki's website is here

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9:30 to 1pm 20th/21st May

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Teen Talk Takeover - The Adopted Young People from Scottish Adoption Pt1

Teen Talk Takeover - The Adopted Young People from Scottish Adoption Pt1

May 8, 2021

In this episode Mel from Scottish Adoption introduces Arran and Dani young adopted adults from the Teen Talk project and they  share some of their views on contemporary adoption specifically their thoughts on the adoption and care system. This is the first of a few episodes where we hand over the reigns to them. There's no editing, censoring or direction just their views. 

As you're here the details for the NVR informed parenting that we're putting on. 
9:30 to 1pm 20th/21st May
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#WedsndayWebcasts -Adopter Preparation pt1 An Adoptee Perspective

#WedsndayWebcasts -Adopter Preparation pt1 An Adoptee Perspective

May 6, 2021

In what is a new series of #WednesdayWebcast we are looking at adoption preparation starting with perspectives from people with first hand lived experience and insight into adoption. This week we speak to Cat Theresa a psychologist and adult adoptee about her views on preparing adoptive parents. 

Over the next few weeks we're going to speak to therapists, social workers, adopters and panel members as we chart the journey to adoption and overall preparation for prospective adoptive parents. 

Cat's Internet threw her out of the webcast a few times but fear not they were only minor breaks. 

As you're here the details for the NVR informed parenting that we're putting on. 
9:30 to 1pm 20th/21st May
Tickets£50 - book yours now - as limited spaces.
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Conversations: Vik

Conversations: Vik

May 1, 2021

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

In this episode we speak to adult transracial adoptee Vik, she shares her experience of growing up in a community that had little representation of herself and some of the challenges that precipitated. She is open an honest in relation to her experience and how it had informed her broader perspective in relation to adoption. 

If you would like to share your story, then please do contact us on our social media platforms, or via email aandfpodcast@gmail.com

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Episode 118 - Dave Linton from Madlug

Episode 118 - Dave Linton from Madlug

April 24, 2021

In this episode we speak to Dave the FOUNDER of Madlug, they provide bags for children in care to promote dignity and value for those children. Dave shares the origin story and the underlying values, ethos and vision as well as being a great guest and good sport. You can visit their website here

As well, Al is eternally shamed for his dark cynical heart and we are then drawn into a somewhat bizarre discussion in relation to children and spoons. 

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.

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#WednsdayWebcast Scott & Al, Questions, News and Stuff

#WednsdayWebcast Scott & Al, Questions, News and Stuff

April 22, 2021

In this week's #WednesdayWebcast we chat through a few questions that we've been sent over the last few months as well as look at some of the changes on the horizon and themes that we're looking to explore. 

As you're here the details for the NVR informed parenting that we're putting on. 
9:30 to 1pm 20th/21st May
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Get booking: bit.ly/3sZNhje
 

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Conversations - Damian

Conversations - Damian

April 21, 2021

This week we speak to Damian an adult adoptee. He shares his experience of growing up with the knowledge of his adoption and the personal challenges that brought. He is open and honest in sharing some of the difficulties he faced with his mental heath as well as his path to a very recent reunion. 

Of course, we'd recommend caution as this contains some especially difficult issues that some listeners may find upsetting. 

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Conversations - Shushma

Conversations - Shushma

April 17, 2021

Welcome to Conversations from the Adoption & Fostering podcast.

This week we are talking to Shushma an adoptive parent. Shushma's story is unconventional in relation to fostering and transracial adoption and certainly raises questions about finding the right family for children regardless of how that looks. It's a short episode and you can find a link to Shushma book and social media here:

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Episode 117 - Fostering with Researcher Sandy Harper & Ema Mortimer

Episode 117 - Fostering with Researcher Sandy Harper & Ema Mortimer

April 10, 2021

In this episode we speak to Sandy Harper who is looking to carry out research on the impact of fostering on foster carers. We're also joined by, friend of the show and foster carer, Ema Mortimer to offer some lived experience and insight.  

Sandy would like to hear from foster carers about what stresses and challenges they experience, and what strengths, resilience, and reflective abilities they have to be able to persevere. If you'd like to be involved it the research it is an anonymous study and you need to email Sandy at alexandra.harper@hmc.ox.ac.uk

We chat about the general experience of foster carers and some of the specific challenges and difficulties that are often faced by carers. We also engage in humour, banter, talk about fridge inspections and Tim the hamster, you know the usual stuff!

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.

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Podcast Special - Author Rhian Taylor interviewed by Scott & Jacob

Podcast Special - Author Rhian Taylor interviewed by Scott & Jacob

April 2, 2021

In this, a podcast special, Scott and Jacob interview the author of the book 'Foster Boy'. Rhian is a social worker in CAHMS and this is her first book reflection her knowledge and experience of children's experiences in care. 

You can buy the books here

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fosterboy-Rhian-Taylor/dp/183816202X

https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/Fosterboy-by-Rhian-Taylor-author/9781838162023

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