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Introduction to adoption
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Contact and Social Media
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17 Oct 2018
Croydon (6.30 - 8.30pm)

Adopting a child changes your life forever and we’re here to support you throughout your adoption journey, every step of the way. We work with caring and compassionate adopters who provide a loving and nurturing family life for those who’ve had the most challenging start.

Join us on October 17 and find out why our adopters decided adoption was the right path for them, how they found the adoption application process, what it's like to face the adoption panel and how to find the right child or children for your family.

Our adoption team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

You will also hear about
* the vulnerable children in need of adoption
* the adoption vetting process
* Diagrama's comprehensive support service
* why Diagrama is the agency for you

We work with adopters from all walks of life. Not sure if you can adopt? We have more information on who can adopt on our website.

To find out how to reserve your place or to request an adoption pack, email adoption@diagrama.org, call 0800 802 1910 or visitdiagramaadoption.org.uk

31 Oct 2018
Croydon (9am - 1pm)

Social media is very much a part of our daily lives and is widespread amongst adults and children, including those that have been adopted. Although social media has positive benefits, it is also important for adopters to be aware of the potential risks.

Adopted children may become curious about their background and lack of information and may use social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram to track their birth relatives. The situation could also be the reverse whereby birth relatives wish to make contact with the adopted child.

Contact and Social Media is a training programme aimed at adopters who are in stage two, are approved, have children placed with them or who have adopted. It focusses on the importance of meaningful contact with birth relatives and will cover the following topics:

* How to manage ongoing contact appropriately

* The dangers of social media for adoptive families

* Vulnerability of online bullying and sexual grooming

 To find out how to reserve your place, email adoption@diagrama.org or call 0800 802 1910

14 Nov 2018
Croydon (6.30 - 8.30pm)

Adopting a child changes your life forever and we’re here to support you throughout your adoption journey, every step of the way. We work with caring and compassionate adopters who provide a loving and nurturing family life for those who’ve had the most challenging start.

Join us on November 14 and find out why our adopters decided adoption was the right path for them, how they found the adoption application process, what it's like to face the adoption panel and how to find the right child or children for your family.

Our adoption team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

You will also hear about
* the vulnerable children in need of adoption
* the adoption vetting process
* Diagrama's comprehensive support service
* why Diagrama is the agency for you

We work with adopters from all walks of life. Not sure if you can adopt? We have more information on who can adopt on our website.

To find out how to reserve your place or to request an adoption pack, email adoption@diagrama.org, call 0800 802 1910 or visitdiagramaadoption.org.uk

19 Nov 2018
Croydon (9am - 2.30pm)

It is possible for children who have experienced neglect, abuse or some form of trauma to develop sensory processing and developmental difficulties of some form. A child who has not been physically or mentally stimulated may develop difficulties such as poor coordination and Global Developmental Delay. If these difficulties are not resolved it could result in the child’s development being impaired.

Sensory Integration is a training programme aimed at adopters who are in stage two, are approved, have children placed with them or who have adopted. It focusses on the effects of neglect, abuse and trauma on sensory development and regulating behaviour and emotion through sensory integration.

The programme will cover the following:

* How trauma and disrupted attachment have a lifelong effect on sensory development of abused and neglected children

* Strategies to regulate emotions and manage challenging behaviour through sensory integration

To find out how to reserve your place, email adoption@diagrama.org or call 0800 802 1910

1 Dec 2018
Croydon (10am - 3pm)

Fostering for Adoption is considered when adoption looks the likely path for babies and children in local authority care, but there is still a small chance they will be reunited with their birth family. In most cases, the children are very young. The majority of children considered for the Fostering for Adoption pathway will go on to be adopted.

It means that you will first foster the child or children knowing there is a good chance you will go on to become their permanent, adoptive parent/s but it is not guaranteed at that stage. Fostering for Adoption applicants are approved as both adopters and as foster carers.

As part of your assessment with Diagrama we offer free Fostering for Adoption training. In this training we will cover the following topics:

*Legislation and fostering allowance
*Expectations and demands of foster carers / adopters
*The types of children needing foster to adopt placements and their typical family backgrounds
*How does Fostering for Adoption differ from standalone fostering and adoption?

To find out how to reserve your place email adoption@diagrama.org or call 0800 802 1910

12 Dec 2018
Croydon (6.30 - 8.30pm)

Adopting a child changes your life forever and we’re here to support you throughout your adoption journey, every step of the way. We work with caring and compassionate adopters who provide a loving and nurturing family life for those who’ve had the most challenging start.

Join us on December 12 and find out why our adopters decided adoption was the right path for them, how they found the adoption application process, what it's like to face the adoption panel and how to find the right child or children for your family.

Our adoption team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

You will also hear about
* the vulnerable children in need of adoption
* the adoption vetting process
* Diagrama's comprehensive support service
* why Diagrama is the agency for you

We work with adopters from all walks of life. Not sure if you can adopt? We have more information on who can adopt on our website.

To find out how to reserve your place or to request an adoption pack, email adoption@diagrama.org, call 0800 802 1910 or visitdiagramaadoption.org.uk