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Parenting training schemes and mentors crucial in supporting adopters through adoption journey (Coram)

27th March 2017
  A new research report published by Coram for The Cornerstone Partnership (Cornerstone) has uncovered the importance of early access to parenting training schemes and independent mentors in s...

Adopter Voice Champions needed (Adoption UK)

24th March 2017
    Adopter Voice is a service provided by Adoption UK, the country’s largest adopter led community. Established to work with local authorities and regional adoption agencies, it...

LGBT adopters from Bedford borough share their story

16th March 2017
As a gay couple looking to adopt a child there are many who, even today, don’t approve of a child being raised in a family like ours. Legally, we have every equal right to adopt, although from forum...

Rachel & Annie’s adoption story (Diagrama blog)

7th March 2017
Today marks the start of LGBT Adoption and Fostering week 2017 – and Diagrama Adoption is, as always, proud to support this campaign. Diagrama Adoption welcomes enquiries from people from all wal...

Diagrama Foundation – 14 Year Old Blogger on Birth Family Contact

20th February 2017
Contact with birth relatives after adoption, while sometimes unsettling, can play an important role in helping a child to understand who they are and to establish their identity. At Diagrama Adoption ...

Training programme for parents and carers – 2017 (Family Futures)

12th January 2017
NFS member agency Family Futures has announced details of its 2017 training programme for parents and carers: Making Sense of Your child 30 March 2017 https://www.familyfutures.co.uk/product/making...

New writing competition celebrates the creativity of care experienced young people

6th January 2017
Youth advocacy charity Coram Voice has announced that ‘Voices’ - its writing competition for care-experienced young people - is returning for a second year. The competition opens on 9 January 201...

What Difference Can a Foster Carer Really Make?

13th December 2016
Click here to see the latest of Diagrama's blog posts. Diagrama is currently recruiting new and experienced foster carers across London and the south east. They offer a generous benefits package, i...

LGBT adopters’ coffee mornings (CCS Adoption)

7th December 2016
NFS member agency CCS Adoption has announced details of a series of coffee mornings in 2017 specifically for lesbian, gay, bi and trans adoptive parents and also for LGBT people at stage 2 of the adop...

Wellbeing Sundays in the South West (CCS Adoption)

9th November 2016
NFS agency member CCS Adoption hosts a well-being day for all adoptive families at Hop Skip & Jump in Bristol on various Sundays in 2016 and 2017. Free to adopters who went through CCS Adoption -...