...homeward bound

Finishing my 2.5 weeks in the US crowned five weeks of travel spanning the world, the social spectrum and the adoption sector.

Having landed home I quickly resumed day to day life and work. A few days later I received a letter from Julia, the Fellowship's Director, welcoming me home and outlining my next steps.

A report on my findings is due at the end of July 2016. To help make sense of my research, I have set up a pitch at a local RSA networking event in Bath and a brown bag lunch at my office to update my colleagues on my findings. Both of these will help me to practice communicating my thoughts and defining what I feel are the most important ideas, concepts, lessons and recommendations for the UK adoption industry.

This website will eventually become an online portal, storing my report, key findings and a record of references and contacts.

I will position my report against recent government reports to speed up and fast track adoption, suggesting better ways to make it more effective for young people and their carers through a better understanding of technology.

This journey - of better understanding and synergy - is not necessarily new and will continue to evolve above and beyond this research project. As such, this report will not necessarily provide distinct solutions, but provide a reference point for the sector in understanding how far we have come, what opportunities are available and where we heading in the search for better adoptions for all.