Attend The Future of Adoption February talk
Jan20

Attend The Future of Adoption February talk

Happy New Year and greetings from Adoption Arena, 2017 plans to be the most challenging for everyone in the adoption and fostering world as we deal with government changes, Brexit and cuts to local authority grants. I am really excited to announce that Public Policy Exchange have invited Adoption Arena speaker/social worker Judith Craig Morency to talk at this prestigious and important event at Park Plaza on 1st February 2017. Judith...

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Ballerina cartoon with orphan gaffe
Jan20

Ballerina cartoon with orphan gaffe

As far as your creative action-packed musical fantasy cartoons go Ballerina is brilliant! However there are a few gaffe’s to overcome or in ballet terminology ‘pas-de-chat’ (meaning to step over the cat). Ballerina is an amicable English-language French-Canadian computer animated adventure about the concept of following your dreams. Ballerina Trailer In a nutshell it’s about a young orphan girl called Felicie chasing her dream against...

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Is Adoption a good thing?
Jun03

Is Adoption a good thing?

Is adoption a good thing? One would automatically answer a resounding ‘YES!’ Finding children a secure ‘forever family’ in a loving home – What’s not to love? I recently attended a screening of the film ‘Mercy Mercy: A true portrait of adoption’ made by Katrine Rijs Kjær and organised by Dr Perlita Harris *Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Goldsmiths University, see below for recent publication and founder of the group TTAG where I...

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Comedy Adoption UK Tour
May02

Comedy Adoption UK Tour

‘Spot the Difference’ is a new Comedy drama about adoption and family.  Let’s all make a difference by helping find more foster and adoption families in the UK :-)  As CEO of this company I am so excited to be getting back on the road again! I am writing and still developing a brand new 1 hour show about my positive adoption experience, surrounding adoption issues and why adoption/fostering is an integral and...

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Adoption and Fostering Celebration
Oct31

Adoption and Fostering Celebration

Dear Friends, After the success of National Adoption Week 2015 and the ‘Too old at 4′ campaign… I believe it’s time to celebrate the joy of familes, adoption and LIFE! Here at Adoption Arena we would love you invite you to come to our Adoption and Fostering life celebration, to have fabulous comedy fun, engage with comedians who have had first hand experience, network with other adopted/fostered people, those...

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Conservative Adoption Politics
Oct05

Conservative Adoption Politics

Conservative Adoption Politics Well I am writing this in a state of intrepidation mixed with excitement as I’m about to attend my first political conference – today I go to the Conservative Party Conference 2015.. WHY my friends keep asking – you’re a comic! Some think I’m just going for material for my new show, others think I’m attending to start a punch up.. But the truth is I’m attending because I believe that to engage with...

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Adopt Something
Jul03

Adopt Something

#Adopt Something What will you adopt? Last year I was sitting in my garden and I looked up at the Lilac tree and saw a very hairy little caterpillar, I immediately called my mum and told her (because we love that kind of stuff!) and she said ‘why don’t you adopt him?’ So I did. I called him Benny and he lived in a jam jar in the kitchen. Then after the third day I felt it was time for him to go back into my pretty garden as I knew he...

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Aspects of Joy
Jun25

Aspects of Joy

Joy Carter ‘Aspects of Joy’ After a long absence of posts and work to Adoption Arena, with great great joy I can announce a strong comeback and the welcome of a new perspective on adoption and fostering issues.. What do you get if you combine stand up comedy with a remarkable adoption survival story, extreme flute playing, comedy ballet and the psychology of humour? My – Stand up, music and ballet debut PBH Free Fringe Show 2015...

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Birthday Week
Feb03

Birthday Week

In January I celebrated a rather chilly Birthday that is, it was cold not full of frosty people!   Being an adopted person I always sit quietly for a few minutes on my Birthday before heading out to my party to contemplate the great Birthday ‘journey’ I endure as I face varying amounts of unanswered questions and memories of sadness and loss from long long ago… Yes, Birthdays for many of us are challenging. However, I very much want...

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Permanent Possibilities
Nov06

Permanent Possibilities

Permanent Possibilities: Is one kind of permanence better than another? By Harvey Gallagher, Chief Executive, Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers ‘Permanence’ is the rather clunky jargon that us folk working with children use to describe what we want for a child who can’t live with their birth family (more jargon). Adoption is perhaps the most well way of achieving permanence for a child but, in fact, there...

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