I am an Adoption Coach, Trainer and Adoptive mum of two teenage girls. I also grew up within a tran-racial adoption. My adoption was transformational for me. Three generations of my birth family had been brought up in childrens homes, and iI would have been the fourth if my foster parents had not decided to adopt me. It had many challenges however. Being the only black person I knew was hard. I wish that my parents had gone into it with a little bit more understanding and preparation.
The kind of preparation I want to offer you. I am putting together a course and I want to ask:
What do you want to know?
What are your anxieties, hopes and fears about trans-racial adoption?
what would you be prepared to do to make sure your child flourished?
Please put your thoughts and ideas in the comments? Especially let me know if you are interested in hearing more about the training.
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Would you benefit from someone to talk through your adoption approval challenges? Do you wonder how to prepare your children for the family adopting? Are you wondering how you will adjust to the role?
I specialise in supporting applicants to adopt, people considering adopting or fostering trans-racially and those looking to increase their attachment through practical strategies and play.