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The Adoptables Toolkit – a free resource for key stages 2 and 3

The Adoptables Toolkit is a free resource for key stages 2 and 3 that enables students to understand the issues faced by adopted children and young people at school.  It will also increase staff awareness of behavioural issues that can affect young people from the care system. The package for schools includes lesson plans, teachers’ […]

Little girl’s adoption hearing has a Disney twist!

5-year-old Danielle Koning was already in for a pretty incredible day when she arrived at her final adoption hearing. Thanks to a thoughtful surprise, it became really magical. To celebrate the girls’ adoption, foster care staff members at Samaritas in Grand Rapids, Michigan, dressed as Disney princesses for the final proceedings. The judge even dressed as Snow White. Danielle’s […]

Spring Harvest 2014: Home for Good Reception

This evening I went along to the Home for Good reception: Claire and Alan had wondered about adoption before marriage.  Seven years ago made enquiries, five years ago 14 month old joined their family.  Having great fun with her, learning lots, especially around her additional needs.  Also involved in the Home for Good initiative from […]