In the training for prospective adopters I am currently developing, I have discussed the importance of Empathy and the need to build your empathetic skills as an adopter. This is a fundamental pillar of the applicant’s preparation for the role of an adoptive parent. Expert Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, … Continue reading The importance of Empathy in Adoption.
Useful also for parents wishing to bring up children to be inclusive and knowledgeable. Preparing to adopt has a requirement to increase your knowledge and preparation. it can be very overwhelming to know where to start. I have therefore picked 8 key books I think will be a great start, in your learning. How to … Continue reading Suggested reading for adoptive parents, especially those considering trans-racial adoption.
We asked a range of children and adoption social workers in Facebook groups to tell us what they wished adopters understood about the children they were going to care for. They said: 1) Adoption is permanent and as an adopter you take on a responsibility forthe rest of the child’s childhood, children are a lifelong … Continue reading What children and adoption social workers wish all adopters knew.
My name is Yoni Ejo. Late on a Friday afternoon in 1966, in Southampton, United Kingdom, a social worker rang Kathleen my soon to be adopted mother. As a baby I had been living with foster parents who were going on holiday and needed somewhere to be for a week.
The new face of adoption Diversityadopt.com is an independent resource for those individuals, couples and families considering applying to adopt. Also for those being assessed and currently adopting. We passionately believe that adoption should be an opportunity presented to the widest range of adopters possible, not due to political correctness or equality but because it … Continue reading Diversity Adopt: About us