‘Adoption Shared’, is a series of podcasts that engage the extended adoption community with personal stories of adopters. Following a pilot season, with these funds we will extend the project for 2022 to provide a further 8 episodes which inform, support and amplify the adopter voice and community.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1163318)
There is a lack of targeted peer-to-peer support for adoptive parents which has multiple implications, including: ● Adopters can feel alone and isolated in their experiences which can lead to Post-Adoption Depression Syndrome; ● Compassion-fatigue which can impact on children's mental health; ● A lack of support can reinforce the trauma and loss experienced by adopters ● Potential for adoption breakdown; ● The narrative around adoption becomes negative and it becomes harder to recruit new adopters.
We Are Family provides free membership to the adoption community; offering support through the highs and lows of parenting through peer support groups, family meet-ups, blogs, expert webinars and our online library of resources and opportunities. Our new podcast, Adoption Shared, offers a versatile way for members - and the general public - to engage with inspiring conversations with guests who share insight and experiences of the adoption journey, from a variety of different perspectives.
"I've grown in confidence, as a parent and as an adoption/education advocate. Through We Are Family links we've managed to get real change and training going at our school."
"We Are Family has given me deep and lasting friendship, a sense of belonging, a place to go. I don't know where I would be without it."
"No other group has helped me as much as We Are Family. Our social worker is not about anymore so it's a life line."
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