Stories are central to the way we live – we see history as a series of stories within one big story. We keep family stories safe, they form our family history and something precious we pass on to future generations.
We all have a story…where we came from, what our life’s journey has taught us…
Stories bond us. One of the first things Caritas Care do when planning the beginnings of thier new families is to have adopters record a story for the child they are to adopt, so that this can be played to them at night to introduce them to their new parent’s voice.
Click here to listen to a recording of one of Caritas Care's Adopters reading a story to their children
Adoption support is all about stories
How do we keep the life stories our children bring with them safe, how do we help our children to understand their “story” and how do we use “stories” to heal, creating a new family story as we move forward together?
At Caritas Care they work with children and families using a range of proven techniques. One of these is therapeutic life story work where stories are used to help children to work through and understand their early life. Caritas Care believe it is important for both adopters and their adopted children to understand their journey and their history, so have a full package of support that is adapted to meet individual needs.
Some of the authors used as part of life story work include Margot Sunderland, Sarah Naish and ‘The Family Book’ by Todd Parr.
When you adopt through Caritas Care you can help to write your own story and become part of ours, receiving support from our highly qualified adoption support social workers.If you want to be part of our Caritas Care Story, click here to get in touch with them.