Foster Boy
Jul07

Foster Boy

Adoption Arena speaks to established international stand up comedian Gerry Kyei, about his fostering experience, he is ‘Foster Boy’. I became a professional stand up comedian in 2005 and it was through comedy that I met Joy Carter, founder of Comics for Adoption. As a foster child it immediately resonated with me and I am happy to now be associated with a cause that works to bring this subject to the forefront of people’s...

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Early experiences matter
Jun09

Early experiences matter

Early experiences matter: why is a good childhood so important? By Jacqueline Harding, Parent Channel TV A good childhood gets into our bones; it forms us; it prepares us for adulthood. It acts like the foundation for a solid building. When babies come into the world they are ready and equipped to make relationships with others. It seems that there is a biological urge for them to make human connection. In fact, it really does equate...

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What skills do you need to raise children?
May25

What skills do you need to raise children?

What skills do you need to raise children? Is there such a thing as the “perfect” parent? Absolutely not! Is there such a thing as “good” parents? Absolutely yes! Firstly let’s define what a parent is: “To be or act as a mother or father to (someone)” So what exactly does that entail? Communicating Your Love and Affection – This can be demonstrated in many ways however, in my opinion, one the greatest ways is to show and let...

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Meet the artist Geraldine Walsh
May23

Meet the artist Geraldine Walsh

I Meet up with fine artist Geraldine Walsh in a little coffee bar in South East London called ‘The Orchard’, it is the perfect place to meet this inspiring ‘pixie like’ woman, who is bursting with creative intelligence, energy and eloquence. An orchard is a place of fruitfulness, so I am intrigued to find out how an artist may tackle the subject matter of fostering and family. Once we have ordered and got through pleasantries,...

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How not to be defined by rejection
Apr28

How not to be defined by rejection

Psychologist, life coach and adoptee Andre Radmall explores the psychology of adoption and fostering.  

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