This month’s meeting included a visit from Shazia Ali, who came to talk to us about what is involved in the process of adopting or fostering.
This was a really interesting topic covering everything from the basic things someone needs to have in place before applying to adopt/foster, up to the differences and similarities between adopting and having donor assisted children. In particular our discussion turned to things like how a person’s trans status can affect their relationship with their family, how we tell children about a parent’s trans status and their own origins and how our families might be perceived by outsiders. If you are interested in adopting or fostering you can get more information from your local council.
The next meeting will be on Sunday 27th April from 2-4pm. If you have any ideas for future meetings such as discussion topics or a speaker you would like to hear from, please contact us. We are open to all suggestions.