Welcome to TalkAdoption London

The TalkAdoption project aims to engage young adopted people aged 7 to 18 year olds from all over London. It hopes to increase self-esteem and reduce feelings of isolation, whilst improving life skills. Throughout the year we run a series of free events, monthly workshops and therapeutic groups for adopted children, young people and their families.

Have a look at some of the previous events that we have run, so that you get an idea of what we do.

In addition to our events, we run a steering group that meets four times a year. This is a group of young people who are aged 12 and above who are invited to be involved in planning of ideas for future TalkAdoption events.

October – Explore the Season

What do we get up to?

TalkAdoption Family Disco

TalkAdoption held a family mini disco, for 2 to 11 year olds and their parents. Lots of fun was had through engaging in active, imaginative games and dancing. They even had a Britain’s Got Talent style contest where parents got involved in judging the children’s wonderful dance moves. Everyone scored high marks for their dazzling performances and everyone was a winner.

Outdoor Activities at Shadwell Basin

Twenty 8 to 14 year olds had a fun two and a half hours in Shadwell Basin, taking part in activities. The children were introduced to rope belaying and safety techniques on the outdoor climbing wall, and then they had the opportunity to try out their strength and agility on the indoor climbing wall. Parents and peers provided encouragement and support to those who were climbing, which helped them progress further up the wall than initially they thought possible. The next activity was on the water in a Bell Boat – with lots of racing and team games.

TalkAdoption Communications Workshop

The workshops were based on communication, building connections and working together. The first group had parents and children participate in trust and connecting games, which involved balancing balloons between body parts, jumping on islands together to avoid the sharks, and sending each other messages via balloon rocket mail. The teens group had to work together to build a pyramid of paper cups using only an elastic band and string, and after a series of other collaborative games they then explored their own personal positive characteristics of who they are and identifying support systems.

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Get in touch

To find out more call: 020 3837 9303

or email london@afteradoption.org.uk 


Useful links

ActionLine: 0800 0 568 578
Family Finding and Adoption Support