TalkAdoption in the Midlands

For more information about TalkAdoption, please visit www.TalkAdoption.org.uk

TalkAdoption Midlands aims to engage young adopted people (0-21) living in the Midlands. Through residential camps, groups, activities and workshops, we aim to reduce social isolation and anxiety and create opportunities to meet new people.

Get Involved

Watch this space for lots of new and exciting events happening this year. Visit www.TalkAdoption.org.uk or contact us for details of our upcoming events.

lf you would like to be a part of TalkAdoption in the Midlands, or if you would like any more information about anything to do with the project, please contact us:

Nansy on 0121 644 4900, 07471 216306 or email nansymotsiou@afteradoption.org.uk

 

Meet the TalkAdoption Midlands team!

Meet Nansy

 

Hello! My name is Nansy and I am the project assistant in the TalkAdoption and Short Breaks projects in the Midlands.

We have a duty of care and are here to ensure that our activities can integrate everyone and meet individual needs. We provide quality, health and safety but most of all new experiences and fun!

Come and join us and become a part of our ever-growing family!

 

 

 

 

 

Past Events

Art Day
The TALKadoption group joined artist, Ruth, to explore their artistic side through a variety of relaxed activities. These included sock puppet making, creating paper decorations and designing story books! This was followed by a picnic lunch where families were able to stay and chat with friends.

 

2 Part Creative Photography Workshop
This workshop was held in 2 parts. In the first workshop, young people were given the chance to use the cameras and take photographs, exploring different angles and lighting settings, based around the theme of identity. In preparation for the second workshop, they took the cameras home to photograph meaningful things to them. These photographs were then printed out during the second workshop and the young people got creative in displaying them in a personal scrapbook!

 

Second Steering Group Meeting
The second Steering Group meeting continued with the planning and sharing of ideas for future TALKadoption projects. The group also discussed what issues around adoption they would like explore.  

 

Animal Family Day
The TALKadoption group joined Angie and her animals for a fun filled family day - the zoo that comes to you! Young people were able to hold and stroke a variety of different animals and were given information about each one. After the event, families stayed for lunch and shared their experiences of the day. 

 

Six Sessions - Teens Group 
Adopted young people, aged 12-16, got together to talk about their experiences of being adopted and to develop their self esteem through 6 themed sessions. Each theme was explored through a variety of fun activities including art, music and photography. The sessions gave young people the chance to meet other adopted teenagers as well as be able to explore adoption and gain support from one another.   

 

African Drumming Workshop

Adopted children aged 0-11 years and their families joined professional drumming expert, Sarah, and the TALKadoption staff in creating music and rhythm with a range of authentic African drums.

 

First Steering Group Meeting
The first Steering Group meeting gave young people the opportunity to voice their views on the TALKadoption projects and the issues that arise for them in adoption. Young people were able to get involved with the planning of different projects by sharing what activities they enjoyed and giving suggestions of what they would like to do in the future with the group.  

 

Residential Autumn Camp for 12-15 year olds
Young people joined the TALKadoption residential camp, ready to face new and exciting challenges! They took part in a variety of activities such as indoor climbing, 3g swing and a zip wire. The young people encouraged each other to have a go at the different activities and they were able to accomplish daring challenges that they didn't think they could!

 

Get Involved

Volunteer for us

Volunteer for us

Volunteering for us can help make a real difference to people affected by adoption. Click here to find out more.

Run for us

Put yourself in his shoes by running for us this year

We've got spaces in lots of the biggest runs in the country which you can take part in for us.

Buy one of our resources

We've got lots of resources for people involved with adoption. Click here to find out more.

Information for Professionals

Support for Adoptive families

Our SafeBase parenting programme supports adoptive families who are struggling to support their children

Our services and how to commission them

Commission our work

Find out about the services we offer to local authorities

Family finding services

Thinking of adoption

We can help local authorities to find homes for children in need of adoption