Tag Archives: fostering

A tribute to looked after children for their resilience

Guest blogger Anna Bianchi is a creative activist, writer, workshop teacher and change guide, as well as a grandmother with a 4-year-old grandson who is exploring female gender identity. Anna's last post exploring supporting her grandson's gender identity expression through courageous parenting created quite a bit of debate. Here, in her second blog post, Anna…
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LGBT Adoption & Fostering: myth & jargon buster

Myth buster There is no legal minimum age (although some services have their own policy such as over 21) There is no official upper age limit You can be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender Single people can apply as much as married or unmarried couples or couples in a civil partnership You do not need…
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Attachment disorder explained

Attachment disorder is a term often used in reference to children who have been in care. What is it, where did the term come from and how do you deal with it? Richard Field is an educational psychologist, foster carer and carer for the Albert Kennedy Trust. He shares his knowledge with us. After the…
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Book list: LGBT adoption & fostering

The Pink Guide to Adoption Nicola Hill, BAAF, £13.95 From a lesbian and gay point of view, includes case studies   Real Parents, Real Children: Parenting the Adopted Child Holly Van Gulden & Lisa Bartels-Rabb, Crossroads Publishing Co,  £12.10   Safer Caring: A New Approach The Fostering Network, £30 Includes a chapter on safe care…
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Fostering as a single gay dad

Richard's parenting journey lead him to become a foster carer for two boys with challenging behaviour Richard, 37, is an educational psychologist with a background as a primary school teacher, and lives in London. At the time of this interview he had two foster boys – James*, 7 and Ben*, 11. Richard always wanted a…
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Adoption & Fostering Week listings 2014

These are our 2014 listings. Details may have changed. Please make your own checks, but usually a website should get you to the most current information. National British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby St, London EC1N 8TS Tel: 0207 421 2600, email: mail@baaf.org.uk www.baaf.org.uk The Fostering Network 87 Blackfriars Rd,…
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Adoption & Fostering Week Listings, 2013

Three pages of Adoption & Fostering listings, from We Are Family magazine issue 1, Spring 2013. Includes national (England, Scotland and Wales) and county-by-county listings of private agencies and local authorities. Some details may have changed and any dates featured will no longer be valid. Please make your own checks, but usually a website should…
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Fostering a child with special needs

The rewards of fostering: a child with Aspergers Teresa, 36, and her partner Tracy, 33, have been foster parents for Orange Grove Fostercare for three years. The organisation specialises in long-term placements of young people. Finding out that their foster son had Asperger syndrome was at first challenging, but once Teresa and Tracy understood his…
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