The Adoption and Fostering Podcast
Webcast: Transracial Adoption

Webcast: Transracial Adoption

September 17, 2020
Webcast: Transracial Adoption
In this webcast we speak to Marie Louise and Larry and they share their experience of being transracial adoptive parents. We chat about a range of issues including preparation, assessment, the challenges of supporting a child of a different ethnicity and issues of racism. Like all the webcasts it's too short and there was a lot more that could be said. You can see the webchat as well as the other stuff we do at our FB page here.
 
 
Episode 101 - Scott & Al: Infobantz & Inforantz

Episode 101 - Scott & Al: Infobantz & Inforantz

September 12, 2020

We slow it all down a little and reflect on all that's happened and all that we've learnt over the summer as well as comment on the joys of return to school. There's a few reflections on the fraught discussion around language over the last few weeks on social media and we dance onto the thin ice of representation on the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board, social work practice and how in the blue blazes we affect it. 

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Webcast: Twayna Mayne shares her views and experience of transracial adoption

Webcast: Twayna Mayne shares her views and experience of transracial adoption

September 10, 2020

Continuing our webcasts we chat to Twayna Mayne and she shares her views and experience of transracial adoption. We chat about the impact of growing up with a parent that doesn't share your ethnicity and the challenges that can bring. Twayna is open and honest in her views and we discuss a broad range of related topics. As usual, there was a lot more that could be said and can see the webchat as well as the other stuff we do at our FB page here.

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Conversations - Emma Sutton

Conversations - Emma Sutton

September 5, 2020

In this episode we speak to Emma Sutton, she shares her story of coming to adoption and the challenges and experience of assessment, matching and starting a new life. It’s her story and reflects an honest and insightful understanding of her experience. You can find out more about her story in her book here.

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Wednesday Webcast: Adoption, Race and Racism with Satwinder Sandhu

Wednesday Webcast: Adoption, Race and Racism with Satwinder Sandhu

September 3, 2020

In this week's Wednesday Webcast we start to look at other issues that impact on adoption, specifically race and racism following the BlackLivesMatter campaigns that have developed over the summer. We chat to Satwinder Sandhu the CEO of The International Adoption Centre and social worker. He opens up the discussion in relation to systemic issues that may prohibit adopters coming forward, transracial placements and how to prepare families to parent children of colour beyond the lazy tropes of hair and skincare. Scott and Al appreciate that they have limited experience in these matters but feel strongly that conversations need to be had with people that can speak with lived experience and personal insight so we'll be chatting to a few different people over the next few weeks. 

You can see the webchat as well as the other stuff we do at our FB page here.

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Episode 100 - We  Celebrate 100 episodes & Chat to Becky Brooks all things Schools

Episode 100 - We Celebrate 100 episodes & Chat to Becky Brooks all things Schools

August 29, 2020

With this being the 100th 'Episode' we though it only right to get our good old friend Becky on. We aspire to draw together all the challenges in relation to education and we certainly cover some ground: children, parent and teacher anxiety, behaviour policies, SEN guidance, lockdown, how is this going to work, Flexi teaching, homeschooling and more!

It's mildly raucous at times and we even get some info on Becky's teaching career and the challenges of teaching kids the samba. 

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Webcast: An interview with Claire AKA HowToBeAdopted

Webcast: An interview with Claire AKA HowToBeAdopted

August 27, 2020

In this week's Wednesday Webcast we complete our little series on post adoption contact. We're really pleased to have Claire AKA HowToBeAdopted on to share her perspective on contact as well as some of her experiences as she's worked to maintain contact through the letterbox process with her niece and nephews. Through her Twitter feed @howtobeadopted and website howtobeadopted.com Claire regularly speaks to adopted adults and she shares some of the perspective from this on the impact of contact as well as the consequences of no post adoption contact for children and adults.

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Podcast Special: AUK webinar on Parenting Young Adults

Podcast Special: AUK webinar on Parenting Young Adults

August 22, 2020

Hello, we're off on our annual summer hols so to keep the podcast machine rolling we're releasing a webinar that Scott did for Adoption UK. It's focus is on the parenting young adults with some of the unique challenges that can bring. 

We hope that you are having a smashing summer. 

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Podcast Special - CCVAB Webchat (lessons from research)

Podcast Special - CCVAB Webchat (lessons from research)

August 22, 2020

Hello, we're off on our annual summer hols so to keep the podcast machine rolling we're releasing a part of a Childhood Challenging Violent & Aggression webinar that Al did earlier this year. It's focus is on the research that originated from his own family's experiences and an overview of the research. 

We hope that you are having a smashing summer. 

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Webcast: Kath Drescher head of Adopt South West and Helen Atkinson

Webcast: Kath Drescher head of Adopt South West and Helen Atkinson

August 20, 2020

This week we take the opportunity to speak to Kath Drescher head of Adopt South West and Helen Atkinson lead on Matching and introductions.  We discuss the logistics of change to becoming a Regional Adoption Agency and the impact on services and staff. We chat about the impact of COVID 19 on the work they do as well support, recruitment and all kinds of other stuff that we rarely get to speak to people in power about. To be fair we could have gone on longer.

You can see the webchat as well as the other stuff we do at our FB page here.

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