Apologies for the controversial subject line but…
As a family, we’re having a hard time (long story short). So, I’ve been told about an NVR course run by an adoption-related agency in my region. It starts Monday, on Zoom, for 10 weeks and the cost is £5K. Coincidentally, the amount allocated per (non-Wales) child for therapies via the ASF. I mean, come on. A 10-week training course, delivered for two hours over the internet by a single trainer. How the f*** can that possibly be costed at £5K per candidate? Who the hell is accounting for all of this public money that is being spent (wasted - I wish there was a strike-through option, like on Mumsnet) on ridiculous therapies that simply do not improve the outcomes for adoptive families.
Am I the lone Grinch here or does anyone else think it’s a disgrace that agencies and therapy companies are getting rich on the back of our struggles - and not actually managing to make any positive difference?
I’m happy to be corrected if anyone has accessed helpful therapies for their families and I’d really appreciate a private message with the names of specialist therapists and companies - as my daughter has pretty much spent two years doing colouring sheets, chatting about her (non-existent) friends and being overloaded with sugary snacks and crap drinks (not very helpful when there’s a binge-eating disorder in the mix of diagnoses).