The Adoption & Fostering Podcast

This is where it all started…

In October 2016 Al invited Scott to be the first guest on a podcast he thought might be of interest. It took one chat over two episodes for the pair to realise they got on, and actually, it was interesting.

Within a few episodes the feedback was rather unexpected, the first adoption and fostering podcast in the UK to be open, honest and using humour – and yes, it is a serious platform to even think about using humour through.

From #AdoptionConversations to interviews with professionals from the adoption and fostering sector, the podcast is now listened to all around the world (yes, the world) with over 10,000 downloads per month.

You can access the podcast below, and if you are interested in telling your lived experience to Al or Scott, you can contact us further down the page.

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Episode 142 – An interview with Adoptee Rights Campaigner Liz Harvie The Adoption and Fostering Podcast

In this episode we speak to Liz Harvie adopted adult and adoptee rights campaigner. We'd been planning to speak to Liz for quite a while and the interview conincided with the release of the House of Commons & House of Lords Joint Committee on Human Rights -The Violation of Family Life: Adoption of Children of Unmarried Women 1949–1976 report. Liz was generous with her time and story shared some of her own experience and the impact of being adopted and reunion on her, liz spoke across a broad range of issues including the report and we're sure you'll agree she was a great guest.  As always if you’ve experience of adoption, Fostering or special guardianship from any perspective and would like share that on the podcast please get in touch through the Facebook or twitter page or email us at Listen/subscribe on iTunes here Spotify here Google here
  1. Episode 142 – An interview with Adoptee Rights Campaigner Liz Harvie
  2. Adoption Conversation – Ryan, Late Discovery Adoptee
  3. Episode 141 – An interview with Rob Leitch, EHC plans for all care experienced children.
  4. Adoption Conversations – Adoptee Saul
  5. Episode 140 – Satwinder Sandhu, VAAs, RAAs and what a week!