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A New Look for We Are Family

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We Are Family was founded in 2013 to provide peer support and community to adopters and prospective adopters. Since then, we’ve grown, changed and developed and we need a look and feel for our website and other communications that better reflects who we are now and what we’re doing as an organisation. The experience of parenting an adopted child with…

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Become a Friend of We Are Family

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We are Family is growing. Alongside our local and online support groups for parents, we run regular webinars, thematic groups and are developing a podcast among other projects to offer even more support to our members. We started on a shoestring budget, with adopters meeting up to give each other support from the basis of their lived experience. This sense…

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Challenging Professionals and Obtaining the Support Needed for Our Children

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For all my working life, I have proudly felt associated with a profession that offers support to families in their time of need. I qualified as a social worker in 1992, having worked as unqualified social worker for many years with children who had experienced adverse childhood experiences, now known as ACE, and childhood trauma, separation and loss. I have…

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The London to Brighton Bike Ride 2018

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I don’t usually like to talk about all the charity work I do. That’s because I rarely do any, save for giving the odd tenner to mates who are doing a bit of fundraising.

The London To Brighton Bike Ride was something different, though. Not only because it’s one of the more iconic routes in the south-east, and not because I could raise a bit of dosh for my chosen cause, We Are Family. I’d wanted to do London-Brighton for a long time because it pulled at my taut heartstrings. It had a sentimental allure.

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