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Barnardo's Fostering & Adoption NI

Barnardo's Fostering & Adoption NI

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Interested in fostering or adoption? Not sure where to start? Meet Barnardo's Fostering & Adoption here in NI. Your guide is Ness who looks after recruitment and is not a social worker. Let Ness introduce you to the wider team, to foster carers and adopters who are willing to share their experiences and give you (and Ness) insights into the world of fostering and adoption. What is it really like? What is 'panel'? What kind of training can you expect? What sort of support will you get? Will y ...
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Meet Barnardo's foster carers, Gillian and Megan, sisters in law who support each other on their fostering journey. Together, they shed light on how their families support each other and reflect on the vital role support networks play in fostering. In this engaging conversation, we dive into the heart of blended foster families, a world where birth…
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Parent and child fostering is a very specialised type of fostering. Parent and child placements give parents, with new babies or very young children, the opportunity to develop their parenting skills and gain support from a specially trained foster carer. These placements can help keep families together. In this episode, meet Laura a passionate adv…
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Did you know Barnardo’s Fostering & Adoption NI is just one of a small group of voluntary adoption agencies here in Northern Ireland? In this very special panel discussion, to mark Adoption Week, Adoption Routes, Family Care Adoption Services and Barnardo’s Fostering & Adoption NI, got together to discuss what it is like to adopt via a voluntary ag…
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So you’re interested in fostering? What happens after you make first contact? What kinds of questions will you be asked? What can you expect? What kind of information will you be given? What is the assessment process like? What happens on a home visit? Will you be expected to know what kind of fostering you want to do from the off? (And what if you…
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Ness talks with Priscilla, former BFANI Operations Manager who spearheaded our new adoption service - and Rachel who talks about her experiences as a foster carer now going through the adoption process. We also discuss fostering and adoption in NI, our integrated fostering-via-adoption service and why permanence doesn't always lead to adoption. Thi…
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ICYMI - revisit our online event where we chat with Helen Browne, head of the Barnardo's Fostering & Adoption service, and discuss working while fostering. We also meet Tony and Aine who fostered a baby shortly after approval and, four years later, are in the process of adopting him. Tony & Aine continue to foster and reflect on being led by the in…
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A snippet from a series of interviews with families who long-term foster or have fostered-to-adopt within our service. Over the coming months, we will be sharing insights into the world of fostering and adoption, sharing conversations with those who foster and adopt and meeting some of the team who support, match and work hard to find families for …
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A snippet from a series of interviews with families who long-term foster or have fostered-to-adopt within our service. Over the coming months, we will be sharing insights into the world of fostering and adoption, sharing conversations with those who foster and adopt and meeting some of the team who support, match and work hard to find families for …
  continue reading
 
A snippet from a series of interviews with families who long-term foster or have fostered-to-adopt within our service. Over the coming months, we will be sharing insights into the world of fostering and adoption, sharing conversations with those who foster and adopt and meeting some of the team who support, match and work hard to find families for …
  continue reading
 
A snippet from a series of interviews with families who long-term foster or have fostered-to-adopt within our service. Over the coming months, we will be sharing insights into the world of fostering and adoption, sharing conversations with those who foster and adopt and meeting some of the team who support, match and work hard to find families for …
  continue reading
 
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