Episode 6: ’And Then We Were Five’ - Ruth’s story of Adopting

SOFEA SESSIONS

03-02-2023 • 42 mins

Trigger warning: this episode references depression and conversations around adoption. If you are affected by anything you hear in this episode, the organisations below are able to offer support.

Today's episode features SOFEA's lovely Director of Learning and Development, Ruth, who shares her story of Adopting three children. Ruth shares her experiences of going from a family of two, to five, including the highs and lows they experienced throughout this process. Ruth also talks about her unique position of being both the parent and a teacher of adopted children and uses her knowledge from teaching and past experiences to better support parents of adopted children. Through reflecting on what she has learnt, Ruth talks about what she would have done differently to manage her own expectations and emotions throughout her journey.

Adoption Focus Oxford - 01865 822339

https://www.adoption-focus.org.uk/

Adoption UK - 0300 666 0006

https://www.adoptionuk.org/helpline

Oxfordshire Mind - 01865 247788

https://www.oxfordshiremind.org.uk/

Samaritans - 116 123

https://www.samaritans.org/

To contact SOFEA email wellbeing@sofea.uk.com or visit our website www.sofea.uk.com

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