Food friendship
Jan09

Food friendship

Joy Carter: Firstly Happy New Year! Here we are in detox January, a time when many embark down the ‘New Year Resolution Road of diet detox’, but our resident nutrition specialist Sophie Murray advices against sudden choices of famine and explores better avenues… Sophie Murray: Hi again Having been on a few nutritional lectures recently my passion has had an even bigger boost. I am being asked quite a lot about one...

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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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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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