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.
Do you like arts and crafts? Or just to meet fellow adoptive parents and have a well deserved break and recharge your batteries? Come on up to Sheffield and take part in PAD! We still have a few places left if you are a member of POTATO group and are quick off the mark… email email@example.com and subject line: PAD 2018. We are so excited to be having another POTATO arts day! You might be into painting or more a cut and stick or a learn a new technique type of p
Yes, that time of year that most mothers and fathers look forward to. That cheerful card and fresh bunch of flowers, a lovely family roast dinner. OK well here’s the thing. Mother’s Day is a complex thing for many of our traumatised adoptees. It reminds them of their first family, who they may have mixed feeling about due to adverse events and some affectionate feelings, loyalty and abandonment. It underlines that their adoptive mum is not their biological parent and often ta
Are they heading for a Thai jail? Find out how they get on in this episode of BAMBOO part 3. Would you believe all this stuff was possible with a traumatised young person? Here at POTATO we are amazed at the tenacity, intelligence and ‘sheer bloody minded hanging on in there’ ism in our adoptive parents. Sometimes just about hanging on with your eyes shut praying, hoping and getting through by the skin of your teeth might be more like the day to day. Bamboo adventures maybe f
Its a chilly grey afternoon in early January and we have finished off the Quality Street and the last piece of shortbread. The relatives have gone home, you are back at work, kids back at school and college and everyones on a healthy living kick! But before we move on from the festive memories of 2017 completely, here are some reflections of POTATO in the last few weeks. Many families are missing having their adoptee at home, and over Christmas the sense that we have to be to