Help a Hamster : by Hilary Robinson and Mandy Stanley

Book Review by David Lane

Learning about adoption

Toddler Adoption – The Weaver’s Craft:by Mary Hopkins-Best

Book Review by Valerie Jackson

A useful guide for adoptive parents

Stepfamily Adoption : by Jo Francis

Book Review by Valerie Jackson &, davidlane

What it is and what it means – a guide for children and young people.

Adopting a Brother or Sister By Hedi Argent

Book Review by Valerie Jackson

Offering answers to the sorts of questions children ask

News Views

Including language impairment, epilepsy, childminding, fostering and adoption, rating books, the Golden Jubilee, running away, safeguarding, ‘research’ and Mittel Appenzell.

Parenting a Child with Dyslexia:by Chris Stanway and Lorna Miles

Book Review by Valerie Jackson

Sharing the problems: a book based on experience.

Connecting with Kids Through Stories by Denise Lacher et al.

Book Review by Valerie Jackson

Using narratives to facilitate attachment in adopted children

Assessment Process for Adopters to be Reformed

A release from the Department for Education.

News Views

Including Scotland Street School Museum, the influence of individuals, Tell Us Once, adoption and Prime Ministers, character and child care, …

Me and My Family:by Jean Maye

Book Review by Valerie Jackson

A book for adopted children and their families to get to know each other.

Dennis and the Big Decisions-:by Paul Sambrooks

Book Review by Valerie Jackson

A story to help children facing adoption to understand what’s happening.

Attachment and Resilience in Residential Care: A Historical Perspective

by by Robert Shaw, davidlane

Long-term relationships are important for a successful childhood, whatever the setting.

Editorial: The Costs of Taking Children into Care

by , davidlane

It is not only the children who pay the price

‘Early Experience: Myth and Evidence’ by Ann Clarke and Alan Clarke

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

A collation of child care research which challenged current thinking

Comments On the Adoption Story

What grandmother thought should be learnt by professionals

‘Adoption: A Second Chance’ by Barbara Tizard

Digest by Robert Shaw

The benefits of adoption compared with foster care and return home

‘Expanding the Options in Child Placement’ by Anita Wiener and Eugene Wiener

Digest by Robert Shaw

Research into adoption, fostering and residential care with surprising conclusions

Adoption - A Mother’s Story : Part 5

The fifth and final part of a personal account of becoming an adoptive parent

Adoption - A Mother’s Story : Part 4

The fourth part of a personal account of becoming an adoptive parent

‘Children who Wait’ by Jane Rowe and Lydia Lambert

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

A landmark study of children in long-term care

Adoption - A Mother’s Story : Part 3

by , davidlane

The third part of a personal account of becoming an adoptive parent

‘Communicating Through Play: Techniques for Assessing and Preparing Children for Adoption’ by Bernie Stringer

Book Review by Valerie Jackson &, davidlane

Techniques for assessing and preparing children for adoption

Adoption - A Mother’s Story : Part 2

by , davidlane

The second part of a personal account of becoming an adoptive parent

News Views

Including the recession, generations, social workers’ attitudes to residential child care, working methods, Catholic adoption societies, bouncers and voluntary work

Adoption: A Mother’s Story

The first part of a personal account of becoming an adoptive parent

Understanding the Abnormal : An Interview with Monika Niederle

The social pedagogy angle on the case of Josef Fritzl

Children Abducted by the State for Adoption

by Charles Pragnell

Child protection interests and Government adoption policy have combined to take children from their parents.