**BONUS** Katie - Parent navigating the workplace

Season 2, Episode 7,   Dec 07, 2021, 05:00 AM

I've got a very special bonus episode to share with you today - with the incredible Katie, who three years ago adopted her daughters. 

Katie is a friend of a friend so I've known her for a little while, but we've never really talked about her experience of going through the adoption process. I saw that Katie had posted some eye watering numbers about the adoption rates dropping in the UK and a subsequent campaign that is currently running to help dispel some of the myths that surround it. 

Katie shared so generously about the experience her and her husband going through adopting the girls, right from the first information evening through to the importance of them celebrating their family day each year. 

Katie mentions it at the end of the podcast, but if you would like to talk to her or ask a question we didn't cover, please drop them to me on charlotte.speak@power-of-the-parent.com and I'll get them over to her. 

After the recording Katie told me that currently self employed people are not entitled to statutory adoption leave which is a huge blocker and there is a petition to change it. If that's something you can support the link is here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/601323 to get some movement.