‘The Adopters Advocacy Project’

Presenter: Prof. Laura Machin, Lancaster University

Date: Wednesday 20th March
Time: 10.30-12.00
Location: Room -1.80, Cardiff University Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WT (or online)

70 (in person)
250 (online)

Following our hugely successful adoption conference in 2023, we are delighted to launch our Annual Adoption Lecture 2024. Our guest speaker will be Professor Laura Machin from Lancaster University, who will present her work on the Adopters Advocacy Project. Registration is now open.

Professor Machin – herself both an adopted child and an adoptive parent – sits on the All Party Parliamentary Group on Adoption and Permanence. She launched the Adopters Advocacy project to highlight the voices and needs of prospective adopters and adopters during the adoption process and after a child has been placed, without diminishing the needs of adoptees and their birth families. Her current project focuses on the mental health and support needs of adopters, based on a series of focus groups with adopters.

The lecture will be held on Wednesday 20th March, 10.30am-12.00pm in Glamorgan Building, Cardiff, the heart of social sciences at Cardiff University. It will be a hybrid event. Please REGISTER NOW to attend in person or online.