The Adoption and Fostering Podcast
Episode 137 - FosterWiki with Sarah Anderson

Episode 137 - FosterWiki with Sarah Anderson

May 14, 2022

It's Foster Care Fortnight and in a rare piece of effective and planned scheduling we've got Sarah Anderson, foster carer, therapist and founder of the Foster Wiki

Sarah shares her story of becoming a foster carer and how some of her experiences of the system pushed her into campaigning to develop the system and to create a better environment for carers as they met the needs children who need fostering. It is a truly fascinating chat and Sarah is passionate about fostering but also incredibly knowledgeable about the system and the impact to carers. You can find a link to all that they do and the resources that are created at the Foster Wiki site. 

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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#WednesdayWebcast - Psychotherapist Mary-Joy Johnson

#WednesdayWebcast - Psychotherapist Mary-Joy Johnson

May 12, 2022

Hello and welcome to this episode of the #WednesdayWebcast we speak to psychotherapist Mary-Joy Johnson. She works at Wildways Therapy specifically with adopters/foster carers who are having challenging experiences with their own mental health due to the chronic needs of their children. Mary-Joy is also a programme co-director for the Dare to Live Trust, a charity that works with Military Veterans, First Responders, NHS and Care Professionals who have experienced trauma through their professional roles/service.

This was a fantastic chat and we discussed the impact of trauma, horses and much more. 

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Episode 136 -We discuss the ongoing Adoption Murder Trial

Episode 136 -We discuss the ongoing Adoption Murder Trial

May 7, 2022

In this episode we discus the news last week of the two adoptive parents on trial for murdering Leiland-James Corkill. Though there's limited information we discuss what is an emotive case that I'm sure many people are following with horror and shock. This is an upsetting case so certainly may not be for everyone, we reflect on social work and what may influence people to act in this way. Obviously, there limited information and we don't cover every aspect of this but will likely return when the Serious Case Review is completed in the future. 

Before we discuss the case we catch up on a few things and discuss our children wanting to access their files as well as a the usual bantz. 

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Episode 135 - News Update, Somerset judgement, Research, HoL & HoC

Episode 135 - News Update, Somerset judgement, Research, HoL & HoC

May 6, 2022

In this episode we catch up on all that has been going on in adoptionland over the last month or so. We look at the findings and recommendations from the Somerset Judgement (See here), consider the recent research from Dominic McSherry on adoption and trauma (see here) as well as the recent goings on at the House of Lords with Al and the House of Commons with Adoptees. 

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Adoption Conversations - Rachel

Adoption Conversations - Rachel

April 30, 2022

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

In this podcast we speak to Rachel an adult adoptee, adopter and social worker. Rachel shares her story of being adopted in the early eighties and the unusual perspective that has given her in relation to her uncommon experience. Rachel also speaks in relation to her work with birth families and how all of these factors have influenced her parenting and  views on adoption.

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#WednesdayWebcast with Elaine Nicholls talking #CPV #CCVAB and #NVR

#WednesdayWebcast with Elaine Nicholls talking #CPV #CCVAB and #NVR

April 21, 2022

In this episode we talk about the impact of #CPV on parents carers and children. We also unpick a little about how an #NVR informed approach helped us as families and how it can support better relationships, a safer home environment for children and adults and impact on behaviour. 

We also chat about language, high need behaviour and the need for System Literacy for parents. 

Details of the NVR informed training  on the 6/7th July online that we discuss and are delivering can be found here. 

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Adoption Conversations - Single Adopter Matthew

Adoption Conversations - Single Adopter Matthew

April 16, 2022

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

In this episode we speak to adoptive single parent Matthew, he shares his experience of applying to adopt as a single man and the unique challenges that has brought.

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Wednesday Webcast - Scott’s Back

Wednesday Webcast - Scott’s Back

April 14, 2022

Scott joins the webcast live from Ireland with Al. They chat about all that's happened with Scott and what's going on now. Scott remains in recovery and will do for a long period to come, he shares some of the impacts and what the future holds. We shared one mic so the audio is a bit 'Swimming pool'. 

If you would like to donate to Scott, Tris and the boys you can follow the link here. Seriously, no pressure though. 

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Wednesday Webcast - Adult Adoptee Therapy  with Sarah Richards

Wednesday Webcast - Adult Adoptee Therapy with Sarah Richards

April 9, 2022

In this episode we speak to Sarah Richards an Adoptee, therapist, postgraduate researcher studying adoptee experiences of therapy. She discussed her experience as well as the issues facing adoptees accessing affordable and effective support in adulthood. 

If you’re interested in finding out more about her research you can email her here. Sarah.richards18@my.Northampton.ac.uk

Or get in touch through Twitter here

The No Borders Training advertised at the beginning of the podcast can be found here 

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Podcast Special - House of Lords, Al Gives Evidence

Podcast Special - House of Lords, Al Gives Evidence

April 6, 2022

Hello and welcome to this special episode. On the 4th April Al was invited to give evidence the House of Lords Children and Families Act 2014 Committee. This is a recording of his evidence, it was discussion in relation to some of the challenges faced by contemporary adoption including support, timescales and contact. At the meeting Naomi Angell a consultant for Osbourne's Law also gave evidence from a legal perspective. 

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