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  • Three Words to describe my parents
    As you can see, being an adoptive parent requires the same characteristics as any other parent. However, adopted children will have many unmet needs from their early experiences and will require a little bit extra from their adoptive family. You’ll be provided with the support you and your family require as you go through the […]
  • What does Life Journey work mean for me and my son?
    Adoptive parents are encouraged to talk about their children’s life journey with them. It can be a powerful way of helping them explore and understand their history, gives them a better sense of their identity and why they were adopted. We spoke to Nicola, who is a single adopter from Mid and West Wales about […]
  • Top Tips for helping your Adopted Child through the Xmas period
    We all have our own response to the prospect of the festive season. For many of us, our enjoyment of this time of year relates to memories of our childhood Xmases and the desire to create a magical, joyful experience for our own children. As we do this, it may be worth reflecting on aspects […]
  • Christmas Fun Pack
    We’ve created this pack of fun and easy Christmas activities that you can do at home! The pack includes the 12 Days of Playfulness activities that can be found here Top Tips for helping your Adopted Child through the Xmas period
  • 12 days of Playfulness
    Relationship Based Play (RBP) is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent/carer and child and is personal, physical, and fun! These 12 days of Playfulness ideas are some activities that you can […]
  • Halloween Fun Pack
    The Adoption Support Team has created this pack of fun and easy Halloween activities that you can do at home! DOWNLOAD NOW! We would love to see all your creative ideas too so please send in photos of your Halloween fun, creations and activities so that we can add them to our Halloween Blog! EMAIL
  • What adoption meant for me! An adopted adult’s story.
    As part of National Adoption Week, we spoke to Rebecca who is an adopted adult. Rebecca reflects on her life story, shares her feelings of adoption, and gives her views on some of the things prospective adopters need to know. Here’s what she had to say: How old were you when you were adopted? My […]
  • The school summer holidays have arrived, and as adopters, our children’s routines are thrown into disarray.
    We spoke to Rhys an Adopter from Mid and West Wales, who has shared his experience of therapeutic parenting, and how he prepares his son for the loss of routine during the school holidays. Please can you introduce yourself and tell us about what inspired you to adopt? My name’s Rhys and I adopted with […]
  • Dad speaks on Father’s Day about amazing experience of adopting
    An adoptive dad of two has spoken of the privilege he feels watching his children bloom and grow. Alex* has described becoming a father as a ‘totally new and amazing kind of joy’, and on Father’s Day is encouraging more men to consider adoption. Through Adoption Mid and West Wales, Alex is telling his story […]
  • What’s it like to adopt as a single parent and what support do you get?
    We spoke to Sarah about her experience, advice and why she’d recommend Theraplay to everyone. Can you tell us a little about yourself and what inspired you to adopt? I always knew I wanted to be a mother but not necessarily a wife. I tried that, and it didn’t work out for me. I was […]