Whilst Potato is a support group, SG&AT are a campaigning group. It’s members ‘come together to think about what needs to change and support each other in campaigning to achieve it.’ There are a number of members of Potato who also belong to this group. For more information please click on the link below which takes you to their website. specialguardians and adopters together.com If you are an adoptive parent and would like to join our group please visit our membership page.
Founder member and chair of POTATO is to appear on the Victoria Derbyshire BBC2 programme. Together with fellow experienced adoptive parents we explain that; We love our traumatised adoptees but sometimes it is too hard for them to manage in a family. Love isn’t enough on it’s own. Our families and adopted young people need specialist ongoing support. Adoptive parents need to be treated kindly by the services. In POTATO group we are kind. Also, radio 5 are revisiting their fi
We are very excited to announce that we have begun a regular weekly blog of: articles, reflections, blog diaries and information contributed by our members. This is mostly to families who are host to young people who have had early trauma and been adopted and their friends. Every week we will write a piece for publication with The Adoption Social in association with The Open Nest. PLEASE NOTE SINCE THIS WAS FIRST WRITTEN, THE ADOPTION SOCIAL IS NO LONGER OPERATING. Our first
It is time for the seasonal blog and its BBQ weather. Yes…. British weather so darting indoors missing the showers, hoping the gateau will defrost in time for pud. “Man cook with fire” pervades and thankfully someone has brought some proscetto and pimms punch. If you’ve never had pimms punch, give this lovely one a try…. PIMMS PUNCH On the whole this vision of domestic bliss is achievable in most families and on the whole our adopted young people have managed them better over
We live on planet adoption. Our lives are so very distinct to other parents. We applaud when our child cries… because it's rare that they’ve trusted us enough to show emotion. We are disappointed and distressed as the leader says all our son did at scout camp were the rubbish jobs no one else wanted. This is upsetting because we know that the reason he selected those roles is because he feels utterly worthless. When your daughter refuses school and swears, kicks you and punch