“The current adoption narrative isn’t that different from the 18th century” – The Open Nest founder, Amanda Boorman, speaks of the recent ‘Adopted Voices’ conference

The “Adopted Voices” conference was held at The Foundling Museum last week resulting in much discussion around associated topics, including how “the rescue and salvation adoption narrative of the museum’s past still exists”.

In a recent article in Community Care, Amanda Boorman continues……………. click here for more.



ADOPTED VOICES CONFERENCE 2015 – TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!!

On Monday 19 October 2015 The Open Nest charity are holding their next conference at The Foundling Museum in London.  The conference will be none profit making with tickets on sale now for £35.00 pp.

The conference focus is on “Hearing the experiences of adopted adults to support and promote good policy and practice in adoption reform”.  There are a number of guest speakers throughout the day – click here for more information.

For tickets either call 01947 606981, or post cheques to The Open Nest registered charity address, or go online via the donate button (please state the event you wish to attend and how many places you require).

We look forward to seeing you there.  #AdoptedVoices2015



“We didn’t do contact, we did human relationships”

The Open Nest Charity Founder, Amanda Boorman, reflects on why no family contact arrangements aren’t always the right thing.  Click here to read the full article (Community Care Article, 28 September 2015).



OPEN NEST 2015 ADOPTION SUMMER CAMP SUCCESS

This year was the first event of this kind to be run onsite at The Open Nest in North Yorkshire.  The adoption summer camp provided supervised activities for all the children attending whilst giving some space for parents to have a break.  The team excelled in providing a unique experience for all involved and should be congratulated on all the hard work, as well as the wonderful memories they will have given to the adoptive families who attended.

For more information, read more from The Adoption Social and Wild Intrigue who worked with The Open Nest to make this event such a success.  Thanks again to all our supporters.

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ONE-OFF AUCTION – NICK MASON OF THE PINK FLLOYD DONATES TO THE OPEN NEST

In an exciting auction, Nick Mason kindly donates three special editions of Pink Floyd classic albums.  Original and signed – these could be yours.

BID NOW for a chance to win.

Amanda Boorman founder of The Open Nest charity expresses her gratitude for this exceptional donation.  For more information click here for our facebook page, or view our website for details on the charity.

Good luck to everyone bidding.





OPEN NEST VOLUNTEERS AT YORK TRAIN STATION

Volunteers from the Open Nest Charity were seen at York Train Station this weekend raising awareness and receiving donations for the charity.

Founder Amanda Boorman wants to thank all those involved for their dedicated effort on a cold weekend.  The volunteers generously gave their time over the 3 days chatting to the public about the charity.  Thanks again to everyone involved and especially all those people who gave donations.  Follow us on twitter to see more (https://twitter.com/TheOpenNest).

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OPEN NEST 2014 CHRISTMAS CARDS

The Open Nest charity are pleased to announce the 2014 Christmas Cards are now ready to buy. Packs of 5 individual cards, C6 with envelope, click here for image, can be purchased for just £3.99 for 1 pack (+ postage 93p). Message inside reads “Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year”.

Limited edition so order now to avoid disappointment by either calling 01947 606981 or emailing info@theopenenest.co.uk . You can of course make a donation via our Donate button stating your order requirements – please remember to do a followup email just to make sure all details have been received.

Thank you all from The Open Nest Charity.