Adoption and Fostering / 3 posts found

I AM Woman – I AM Mother/ing

This week has been characterized by loss bereavement due to an unfortunate and fatal knife crime and a community response of love … I observed a family struggle with the untimely loss of a young father brother son cousin and friend and a community respond with love concern and genuine heartfelt care. I saw men stand up and be counted in the deep acknowledgement of their strength of feeling and compassion. It hurts…. We as mothers…say …please..no more… There is an African Proverb  If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate […]

Adoption or Fostering is this for You

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A survey conducted by Children’s Charity Barnardo’s highlighted in 2015 there were 90,000 children who are being fostered in the UK, 14,400 of this total are young people who are from the black, mixed race and ethnic minority communities. The report identifies a real shortage of foster carers needed to come forward from these groups. But surely a loving home is enough without needing to match young people to the right ethnicity or is?    

Why Won’t Black People Adopt?

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There are a number of reason why levels of adoption by black people in the UK are low. The Rev Wale Hudson-Roberts is the Racial Justice Coordinator for the Baptist Union of Great Britain shares some valuable insights into the current state of affairs    Click on the link below to go to the article in “Feep The Faith” Magazine Why won’t black people adopt