AUK Weekly Online Events Member Meet-ups: Chat, support, share frustrations and find a friendly face We hold at least two UK wide member meet-ups per week - all free as part of your membership to AUK, which can be joined simply by clicking on the links below. If you have any problems please get in touch via: [email protected] Please note that the name you register with for each event below will appear on screen next to your video image, so if you don't want your full name shown please register using a pseudonym. Links to register for an event/webinar can only be viewed if logged in as a member. When logged in you will be able to click on the button below of the event/webinar to register. Login now to view booking links To view all the National Adoption Week 2020 webinars click here WEEKLY WEBINARS & VIRTUAL MEET UPS Expert voices - A series of webinars from specialists in the adoption sector We have lined up a number of fantastic speakers who will be hosting truly inspiring and supportive free webinars for our members to enjoy. Below are the details of the webinars coming up in the next few weeks and further details will be sent to you in due course. To register for a place on any of these webinars simply click the links and if you have any problems then please contact the membership team. Wednesday 28th October at 8pm Adoption UK webinar with Ali Russell - Self Care and Self Love Click here to register Ali joins us to discuss the importance of self care and how we as parents can learn to safeguard our own welfare in order to best deal with our children's needs.Ali is a Mum of two who adopted siblings in 2016. The family moved to Kent in 2018. Ali blogs on Instagram @im.winging.it.too and shares the realities of life pre- and post-adoption. Thursday 29th October at 11am Adoption UK - Nationwide meet up for Prospective Adopters and Adoptive Parents Click here to register - this meet up is open to everyone This is a UK-wide meet up for Prospective Adopters and Adoptive Parents to have a chat, unload and support each other. This meeting is hosted by members of Adoption UK staff. Monday 2nd November at 11am Adoption UK - Nationwide meetup for Adoptive Parents Click here to register This is a UK-wide meet up Adoptive Parents to have a chat, unload and support each other. This meeting is hosted by members of Adoption UK staff. Tuesday 3rd November at 8.30pm Adoption UK webinar with Sarah McBride - Intercountry adoption; an introduction Click here to register This webinar explores the reality of intercountry adoptions - the practical processes, the ethical dilemmas and the reasons why intercountry adoption might still a great way to grow your family through adoption in spite of the additional challenges and uncertainties it brings. Wednesday 18th November at 8pm Adoption UK - Nationwide meet up for LGBTQ+ Adopters and Prospective Adopters Click here to register Come and join our first meeting for anyone who has adopted or going through the adoption process from the LGBTQ+ community. An opportunity to help shape the group going forward.