Your relationship and adopting and fostering

The transition from a couple to an adopting or fostering parent can put a significant strain both on individuals and the couple's relationship. There are shifts in the circumstances and life of adopters from independent professionals, to overnight becoming new parents, daughters become mothers, and sons become fathers. Parenting naturally shifts attention to the child … Continue reading Your relationship and adopting and fostering

Mending Broken Hearts: Using Play to Heal. Guest Post from Keeley Craw, Play Therapist.

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com Keeley Craw: Play Therapist Over the years I’ve had the great privilege of being a therapist to some of the most wonderful children. Children that aren’t often described as wonderful because their behaviour stops people seeing their beauty. Children who come to spend time with me show me sides … Continue reading Mending Broken Hearts: Using Play to Heal. Guest Post from Keeley Craw, Play Therapist.

What You Can Do to develop and Nurture Empathy in Your Adopted Toddler?

Why is Empathy Important? Empathy is beneficial in almost every aspect of daily life. It allows children to have compassion for others, relate to friends, loved ones, and it has a large beneficial impact on their social development and skills. Empathise with your child. For example, “Are you feeling worried about missing out the party if you go to sleep … Continue reading What You Can Do to develop and Nurture Empathy in Your Adopted Toddler?

what adopters need to consider prior to adopting a child trans-racially.

This may seem a bit controversial but I believe, as a transracially adopted adult and a twice adopted parent, in an ideal world all children would be placed with at least one parent from a similar background. However I know that currently with the low number of black and ethnic minority adopters and the significant … Continue reading what adopters need to consider prior to adopting a child trans-racially.

what adopters need to consider prior to adopting a child trans-racially.

This may seem a bit controversial but I believe, as a transracially adopted adult and a twice adopted parent, in an ideal world all children would be placed with at least one parent from a similar background. However I know that currently with the low number of black and ethnic minority adopters and the significant … Continue reading what adopters need to consider prior to adopting a child trans-racially.

Planning Contact (family time) for Adopters and Foster Carers

Contact or family time refers to any kind of communication between an adopted or fostered child and their birth family. This can be face to face, Letterbox (ln writing/indirect) or by phone or video call.  It can involve birth parents, siblings, aunts uncles, grandparents or occasionally friends. Contact can also include meeting with former foster … Continue reading Planning Contact (family time) for Adopters and Foster Carers

Coaching: What can it do for me as an Adopter or Foster Carer?

Yoni: Adopter, Adoptee and Social Worker with 30 years experience. The Benefits of a Coach Coaching can offer adoptive and fostering parents the tools required to handle issues arising within the family unit. A coach can assist adoptive and fostering parents in building strategies to: Learn better ways to respond to situations instead of being … Continue reading Coaching: What can it do for me as an Adopter or Foster Carer?

Exciting News. FREE YOGA SESSION.

Run by Beckie Shuttleworth, a meditation and Yoga teacher and child care specialist. In the Ambitious Adopters and Foster Carers and LGBTQ adoptfoster Facebook group's we have booked in a yoga class with her for children and their families at HALF TERM at 10.30am on Wednesday 17th February 2021. (For half an hour or so) … Continue reading Exciting News. FREE YOGA SESSION.

TRANSFORM YOUR ADOPTED OR FOSTERED CHILD’S ATTACHMENT TO YOU. Live Play Challenge

​ Join us tonight for the Live challenge. This will be a fun session with a qualified play therapist and adoptee, adopter and social worker. These sessions are brought to you by Yoni Ejo and Keeley Craw. ​ Adults benefit from play in many ways including it reducing stress, the experience of depression and generates … Continue reading TRANSFORM YOUR ADOPTED OR FOSTERED CHILD’S ATTACHMENT TO YOU. Live Play Challenge

LIVE CHALLENGE TO BUILD ATTACHMENT FOR ADOPTERS AND FOSTER CARERS

Join Keeley Craw Play Therapist and Yoni Ejo, coach, social worker and adopter in this exciting LIVE FREE challenge “Let’s get closer: building your relationship with your adopted or fostered child”. Join our challenge 2nd and 4th February We would be so thrilled to have you join us to invest in you and your child. … Continue reading LIVE CHALLENGE TO BUILD ATTACHMENT FOR ADOPTERS AND FOSTER CARERS