recommended resources

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These are some websites that we have found helpful. Some relate directly to adoption and fostering, others are more general, yet adoption-friendly, parenting sites.

Adoption specific sites:

Adoption UK [] (National adoption charity who supports adoptive families throughout the UK)
Braveheart Adoption Support [] (an organisation that focuses on supporting looked after and adopted kids in school. Loads of good advice. And downloadable material.)
Coram and CoramBaaf [] (CoramBAAF Adoption & Fostering Academy is the leading membership organisation dedicated to improving outcomes for children and young people in care)
Family Futures [] (a London-based adoption agency for children aged 3+ who also offer post adoption support services and a variety of training courses)
First for Adoption [] (a site dedicated adoption information service for people interested in adopting a child in England)
Life Story Works [] (a social worker and an adopter got together to create a website full of advice)
Joy Rees on life story work [] (Rees’ own website focused on life story work. With downloadable examples)
The Open Nest [] (In two words: Respite care!!! A wonderful organisation)
PAC-UK [] (Therapy, advice, support, counselling and training for all those affected by adoption and permanency)
Parenting Advice for Foster Carers and Adopters PAFCA [] (a  membership website with wide ranging advice)
Bryan Post’s Great Behaviour Breakdown site [] (a parenting site, by adoptee, adopters and foster parent, Bryan Post, esp for challenging behaviour)
The Potato Group (parents of traumatised adopted teens organization) [] (a active group of adopters of traumatised teens, follow them on Twitter too)

Adoption-friendly parenting sites:

Dr Laura Markham’s Aha parenting [] (bags of sound and calm advice for children of all ages)
Dr Daniel Hughes [] (The father of DDP, a grand old man in the adoption world)
Hand in Hand Parenting [] (listening by connection, a fresh look at the healing powers of listening)
Janet Lansbury Respectful Infact Educaring [] (especially useful for 0-3, but useful throughout childhood for ‘think toddler’ approach)
Larry Cohen’s Playful parenting site [] (the healing of play and roughhousing explained by a warm and funny guy! Inspirational)
Theraplay [] (Theraplay has proven useful for many adoptive families. Here’s one institution who educate theraplay therapists)

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