The A&F 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.

You can listen to the Adoption & Fostering Podcast by scrolling down, or on any Podcast platform, click on your preferred button to subscribe, and you’ll hear new releases first, alternatively, you can shout to Alexa!

Adoption Conversation – Fiona The Adoption and Fostering Podcast

In this Adoption Conversation Podcast we speak to adopted adult Fiona, she shares her experience of growing up as an adopted child in the 60s and 70s. Fiona is honest in relation to the impact on her and how her life was influenced by her experience of dislocation and lack of belonging. Ultimately Fiona hit rock bottom and she shares her experience of recovery from there. Fiona went on to be an adoptive parents herself and wrote about that and her experience in her book Adoption. You see it here. 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 Music by Together, We Can Make It by Neutrin05 | Music promoted by Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
  1. Adoption Conversation – Fiona
  2. Episode 130 – Therapy with Paula Coates & Tris Casson-Rennie
  3. Adoption Conversations – Holly
  4. Re issued Episode121 – Allegations against Foster Carers with Catherine Lockett
  5. Podcast end of the Year Top 5 Downloads Special