Adopting siblings: An adopter’s guide

November 22, 2014 0 Comments
Adopting siblings: An adopter’s guide

This article was contributed by Blackpool Council Adoption Services, a leading agency in Lancashire that has helped place over 160 children in loving adoptive families in the last five years.As you may all be aware, we have recently celebrated National Adoption Week 2014. Launched in 1997 to encourage people across the UK to adopt, this […]

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The boy’s first camping trip

October 3, 2014 0 Comments
The boy’s first camping trip

Camping, I believe is a rite of passage. Something that everyone needs to try at least once. During the summer, we decided it was time to dig the tent out and introduce the boy to a little bit of nature. Granted, sleeping in a tent in the back garden isn’t exactly roughing it, but at […]

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10 things not to say to an adoptive parent

July 29, 2014 23 Comments
10 things not to say to an adoptive parent

First off, I have my tongue in my cheek when writing some of these, and I have to apologise to anyone whom feels embarrassed by this post, it is not meant to point fingers, merely highlight the gap in knowledge that still exists within the world of adoption in the UK. I acknowledge the fact […]

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Another first experience: Flying with Easyjet

June 25, 2014 1 Comment
Another first experience: Flying with Easyjet

In my continuation of writing about first experiences, this one is perhaps the most exciting. With adopted kids, in order to travel abroad you need a passport, and for that you need an adoption certificate, which in turn requires you to have full parental responsibility, and a judge signing off on the adoption order. Our […]

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Potty training with Spiderman

June 9, 2014 4 Comments
Potty training with Spiderman

Part two of my potty training post looks at our second attempt to get the wee man (no pun intended) out of nappies and into pants. You may, or may not recall our first attempt with the Octonauts was unsuccessful, so by changing his pants to Spiderman, we are perhaps blindly, hoping for a better […]

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Theraplay books: 5 of the best on Amazon

May 17, 2014 2 Comments
Theraplay books: 5 of the best on Amazon

Theraplay is one of the best things that adopted parents can invest their time in. Anything that helps you bond with your adopted child is worth looking into. I would highly recommend adoptive parents to look at Theraplay, and can vouch for its success based on first hand experience. I have not read all of […]

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