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Sophie Rose

Navigating Adoption Challenges: Finding Belonging and Support in Shared Experiences

By Early Permanence, Family, Parenting, Peer Support, Self Care, Support, Therapy, Transracial, We are Family No Comments

Our adoption journey thus far has been anything but a leisurely ride. So, we searched for a sense of belonging and sought to build connections with people who understand. Understand the wait, the setbacks, the sense of intrusion into our lives, the moments of self-doubt, the nervousness in the days leading up to panel and the periods of absolute excitement!

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Why does We Are Family exist? A chat with WAF’s Co-founders

By Becoming a family, Family, Parenting, Peer Support, Post adoption support, Single adopter, Support, We are Family No Comments

Miranda and Marie-Louise were colleagues but it was only days before Miranda left to go on adoption leave that they found out that they were both adopting. “It’s that kind of process that you don’t massively talk about because you never know when it’s going to happen, or how, and so you keep it to yourself. It’s not like when you have your birth child and everyone can see you getting bigger and bigger. I remember telling my colleagues two weeks before I left”.

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Helping friends and family to support adoptive parents by Lisa Barker, WAF Director

By Education, Family, Parenting, Peer Support, Post adoption support, Single adopter, Support, The Great Behaviour Breakdown, Therapeutic parenting, We are Family No Comments

If you are not an adopter you cannot fully understand what the adoption journey is like. As with most things in life, you need to go through it, to really get it. There are so many assumptions about adoption that are at best, misplaced, and at worst, harmful.

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