We have supported many families through their experiences of adoption and we have invited some of them to share their experiences with you.
- As students get ready to move out, this young person tells us how an #adoptionexperience might affect leaving home for the first time!
- Ben is back with the second of his blogs, this time on his experience of the Online Preparation Group.
- Finding connection in the heart of Leith.
- Children’s Worker Mel talks about what young people have taught her about Adoption.
- After 6 months of covid restrictions Mel looks at how she can repair the damage caused by lack of face to face groups.
- Does online group work really work?
- Chloe opens up about problems she faced in school soon after she was adopted.
- "Now, when I feel negative about my past, I remind myself that only I have the power to change my identity. . I see Me!"
- "Perhaps, some young people don’t understand what it means to be adopted and be “in the system” until they’re older, but I always knew."
- Arran writes about what 'Yourself' means to him.
- Chloe, 17, writes about her experience of Friendship!
- Louisa shares her experience of our new online preparation groups!
- Welcome to the Scottish Adoption Mini Blogs! This week we have two blog writers, lets welcome Dave and Stevan as they talk about the online adoption information evenings!
- Our next blog comes from one of our Quaran-Teen Ambassadors.
- Senior Practitioner Sarah talks us through how Sottish Adoption had to quickly adapt a Preparation Group that was already running but had to change due to the lock down restrictions.
- A guest blog from an adoptive teen from St Andrew’s Children’s Society who attends our Teen Group.
- This week is the turn of our second Quran-teen-Ambassador, Tegan.
- The first of our Teen Talk blogs come from our Children's Worker Mel!
- One couple who are going through their homestudy reflect on the adoptive family currently in the BBC2 show Race Across The World.
- "Theraplay has been indescribably beneficial for our family, and I don’t like to think of where we would be without it"
- Who is ready? Who is Ready Steady Go for School?
- It’s 4pm on a Friday afternoon and my work for the day in my role as Children’s Worker at Scottish Adoption is about to begin.
- Stevan and Denis share their experience of adopting a sibling group.
- Sarah shares her experience of an Adoption Activity Day.
- Tracing birth family members can be hard, but Scottish Adoption are with you every step of the way. Read how Leasa helped one man reconnect with birth family he didn't know he had.
- I was born in Edinburgh in 1980, and it is probably fair to say that my initial start to life was not the greatest.
- It is hard to summarise the support given to us by Scottish Adoption into a few paragraphs, given that they have offered us such varied and tailored support over the years.
- We recently held a Pre-Placement Preparation Group and asked if someone would be able to write about their experience of the group so we could share their experiences online with everyone.
- Kirsty and Mark very kindly took up our offer of doing a video blog instead of writing everything down, and we couldn't be happier with the result.
- One of the best thing about becoming a parent through adoption is that you are never really alone.
- Our son attended the P1 Transition Group and our daughter attended the Girls Group.
- Sometimes I wonder if many other people have gone through what I have gone through, have felt the same emotions and feelings I have felt...
- I approached Scottish Adoption after having researched various agencies and the local authority.
- Our journey to starting a family was definitely not straight forward and we certainly took the scenic route.
- It was with slight trepidation that we made the first call to Scottish Adoption.
- We took it for granted that we would have a family easily, so my first miscarriage was such a shock
If you would like to share your story with us then please email firstname.lastname@example.org with all the details. All personal information will be changed to protect identities.