Saturday, 28 September 2019

The A&F Podcast - Adoptee Conversations - Melissa Guida-Richards

In this episode, I chat to Melissa Guida-Richards, an adult adoptee, she shares her remarkable story of discovering that she was an adoptee as a young adult. Melissa describes the experience being compounded as she then discovers that she was adopted from another country and race.

Cleary, this is a remarkable story and Melissa is open and honest about the impact on her as well as her adopted brother who found out the same information. He’s given permission to share his part of the story.
The usual warning if you’ve any doubts get a friend to listen first.
If you've a story you'd like to share then please get in touch with us through the Facebook page here or the Twitter Feed here.

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Saturday, 21 September 2019

The A & F Podcast Episode 71 - Regionalisation (RAAs) with Scott & Al

In what was meant to be a brief chat we dig down on the Government's Regionalisation agenda. We asked some questions, did a twitter poll and considered some of the challenges, benefits, questions, worries and hopes that we all have in the UK in relation this cunning plan. 

Here's a some links to the documents that we reference:

Adoption: a vision for change
Evaluation of regional adoption agencies
The Adoption Barometer

As always a review on iTunes would be welcomed here.

Saturday, 14 September 2019

The A&F Podcast Adoptee Conversations - Dawn H

In this episode we speak to Dawn H a 25 year old UK adoptee. As a blogger she has written come moving and insightful posts on her blog here.

In this conversation Dawn shares her story and some of the challenges that she's experienced. She also shares insights as to the impact of adoption in different aspects of her life including dating and she discusses holding the tensions of two sets of parents, growing up with the biological children of her adoptive parents and wider views on adoption.
As always, there are some challenging issues so be mindful of this as you decide if it's ok to listen too what is an insightful conversation.

We hope you find it interesting and if you’re an adoptee and would like to share your perspective or experience then please do direct message us at our twitter feed here or on our facebook page here.

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Saturday, 7 September 2019

The A&F Podcast Episode 70 - New Term InfoBanter with Scott & Al

So, new term, new beginnings. This week we reflect on the summer and get slightly lost in the info banter.
We did a small poll on Twitter in relation to anticipation of the new school starting. With the summer at an end and the new academic year we asked people how they were feeling as they head into the new term. We go through some of the feedback as as well as commenting on the difference across some nations.

Scott chat's about his move from AUK and what the future holds and we generally discuss this and that.
As always thank you for listening and if you're feeling warm and fluffy please do leave a review on iTunes to inflate our delicate egos, click here.