My REAL Family: Online Keynotes National Adoption Week – 14 – 19 October.

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My REAL Family is a keynote session all about adoption and they are happening During Adoption Week.

It’s perfect for KS3, KS4 and Sixth form and will be delivered live on Zoom and can be beamed into your classrooms for a PSHE / RSE or virtual assembly. 

What happens when everything you think you know isn’t quite as it seems?

Recently I’ve been thinking about adoption. I was adopted at 6 months but didn’t find out until I was 17, in an argument with my mum. 

I used the revelation as another excuse to go off the rails as a teenager. 

It was convenient to blame someone else for my behaviour (taking responsibility wasn’t a big thing for me when I was younger). 

It brought up loads of things for me (and my sister who was also adopted) about trust, respect and keeping secrets. 

I’ve designed a 30 minute session to talk abut adoption and the gratitude I felt when I reflected on my early life chances and you can find out whether I eventually found my birth mother.

Click on the photo below for a short intro video and here are the Eventbrite links to the sessions on 14th, 15th and 16th October.

14th October: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/my-real-family-adoption-week-online-keynote-tickets-122513119037?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

15th October: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/my-real-family-adoption-week-online-keynote-tickets-123483802377?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

16th October: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/my-real-family-adoption-week-online-keynote-tickets-123484440285?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

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My REAL Family

Tickets are tickets only £30 per establishment, regardless of the number of viewers.