Our members' magazine, Adoption Today, is full of the latest news, advice from experts, real-life insight and ideas for families. Adoption UK members receive their copies every February, April, June, August, October and December. Members can also access back copies via the members' area of our website.


Articles in the October 2018 edition include:

  • No shame in it
    Psychologist Betsy de Thierry explores toxic shame and how to help traumatised
    children who are affected by it.

  • Tales from around the campfire
    Holidays can be tough for children who struggle with change. If you are hoping to get away somewhere this half term, or even thinking about next summer already, camping could be an idea to throw in to the mix.

  • Alternative learning
    We believe that families who home educate should be supported with funding and with a constructive relationship with local authorities. Here a number of parents and children tell their home school stories and outline why leaving traditional education behind has worked for them.

  • Doing it differently Fireworks Night
    Remember, remember the fifth of November... frankly many adoptive parents would prefer to forget an evening of loud bangs and flashing lights that is likely to at best unsettle and at worst terrify traumatised children. But with Bonfire Night and Halloween fast approaching. Here are some ideas for an alternative celebration.

  • This Boy
    An adoptive mother and a social worker talk about the children who stole their hearts

  • Choosing a school
    The deadline for applying to secondary school in England is fast approaching (31 October). And with the primary school application deadline coming up in January, many parents will be attending open days. Becky White, Adoption UK’s education policy advisor, gives her tips on choosing the right school for your child.

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