Back to school

Whether you think it can’t come soon enough, or you dread the end of the long sunny days playing in the park, back to school time normally comes round faster than expected.

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Birth children and adoption

Adopting with birth children introduces a whole range of extra issues, particularly relating to the impact the adoption may have on the existing children.

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Coping with Christmas

The bright lights, the big meals and the bangs of crackers all go to make Christmas a time of spectacle.

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Meeting your child’s birth parents

Many adopters who have experienced direct contact talk about how worthwhile it was, for them and their child, despite their trepidation about coming face to face with their children’s birth parents.

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Successful school holidays

School holidays can be a wonderful time to spend quality time as a family. Here are a few ideas to help fill the days – places to go on days out, activities for days in, and ways to keep the family entertained on those long, long journeys!

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Questions for foster carers and social workers

This list of questions has been pulled together from suggestions from our Forum users and while it is not exhaustive, it is based on real life experiences.

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Asking for help

Are you happy to ask for help? This article tackles a tricky area for many adoptive parents who, after going through a long and difficult process to adopt a child, find they are struggling and may not be able to cope

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Living with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

This article looks at the challenges of living with the effects of FASD

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Adopting with pets

Pets can provide children with companionship and a sense of responsibility.

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Promoting yourself with flyers

One way prospective adopters can be a bit more proactive in finding their future child is by putting their details on a flyer.

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Lying

Lying is something that many adoptive parents are familiar with.

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