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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Podcast Special – An Interview with the Children’s Minister Will Quince The Adoption and Fostering Podcast

Hello and welcome to the Adoption and Fostering Podcast, in this episode and after much time effort and energy arranging it we're pleased to interview the Children's Minister Will Quince.  We were really pleased to be given an hour with the Minister and we were really hoping to engage in conversation with him in relation to the many questions that we had and the ones so kindly supplied. There was so much we could have chatted about but we tried to stick to topic and on stuff that we thought was applicable. Will was honest and I think we came away with the impression that he was genuine and was interested, bothered and well informed. We were asked to give a broad outline of topics before hand but Will was happy for us to ask anything with no caveats.  People will make up their own minds and as in all things time will tell as to the decisions that are made and the legacy that is left.  As always if you’ve experience of or informed views on 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 We like real live connections so if you want to get in touch do so yourself.  Listen/subscribe on iTunes here Spotify here Google here      
  1. Podcast Special – An Interview with the Children’s Minister Will Quince
  2. Podcast Special – An Interview with Josh MacAlister
  3. Adoption Conversations – Birth Parent Leah
  4. #WednesdayWebcast with Jane Griffiths from CAPA First Response
  5. Episode 139 – Bits, bobs, Annual Appraisals and Bantz