Adopted for life
Five adopted young adults share experiences of transitioning into adulthood and their views on what support they have benefited from & would like to see more of. Premiered at PAC-UK’s ‘Voices of adopted people: Messages for change’ event during National Adoption Week 2021. The event was a huge success, with over 200 people attending – this is the first time the film has been shared publicly. A huge thank you from all at PAC-UK to our incredible Adopteens for sharing their stories.
This work was commissioned by the One Adoption as part of National Adoption Week 2021
Voices of Adopted Teens
Voices was created in 2017 and we premiered this film at the Hyde park Cinema in Leeds to Social workers, Managers, Parents and other Young Adopted People. This film has been shared as a resource at conferences is used widely in adopter training and also within schools and teacher training. We have gained full consent from all involved or this film to be shared publicly as a wider resource.
Adopteens were asked to create a piece of work that reflects the importance of support throughout their lives. In this timeline Adopteens members considered their different ages and stages; what was most important in those years; what support has been helpful and what could be improved.
It is a useful film for anyone working in child protection, adoption, education and health as well as to adopters both post and pre approval.