CoramBAAF was formed on 1 August 2015. Although a smaller organisation than its predecessor BAAF, it builds on BAAF's tremendous legacy and far-reaching achievements. Since its initial formation as the Standing Conference of Societies Registered for Adoption in 1950, which later became the Association of British Adoption Agencies in 1970, and then the British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering in 1980, and finally the British Association for Adoption & Fostering, the organisation has played a leading role in shaping adoption and fostering policy and practice in the UK, influencing the introduction of positive legislative changes and securing better opportunities for children in care.