This session will be relevant to prospective adopters as well as adopters at all stages of their journeys with their children. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on how and when to share their children’s past experiences with them in age and stage appropriate ways. Philippa will share some practical ideas to help keep the conversation going with children and young people from the moment they join our families through to adulthood. You will have an opportunity to reflect on the joys and challenges of this vital role all adoptive parents play in helping our children formulate a coherent narrative about their past.
Philippa is Adoption UK’s Learning and Development Manager in Wales. She is a qualified trainer with 20 plus years’ experience delivering training to a range of audiences including adults with learning difficulties, social workers, foster carers, special guardians and adoptive parents. She has two adopted children in their 20s.
Philippa will share some of her professional and personal experiences of sharing children’s life journeys with them from their early days, through the teenage years into adulthood.