Adoption: what it is and what it means
What is adoption? How is it different from fostering? How is adoption decided on? How will the right family be found? These and other questions on adoption and what it means are covered in this booklet for children and young people who may be, or who are about to, be adopted.
Colourful, vividly illustrated and presented in accessible and jargon-free language, this booklet provides an easily understandable introduction to the subject.
This short, colourful booklet is part of CoramBAAF’s series of publications for children and young people, which aim to explain concepts in adoption and fostering that they may find difficult to understand.
Who is this book for?
Children and young people who may be or who are about to be adopted.
What you will find in this book
Short, vividly illustrated and presented in accessible and jargon-free language, this booklet explains the concepts in simple terms. Short quizzes and quotes from children provide added interest. The booklet also includes useful addresses, and blank pages for agencies to add their own local information.
Shaila Shah is CoramBAAF’s Managing Director and has worked in the field of child care publishing for many years.
Adoption explained in an upbeat, child-friendly manner. We meet famous people who have been adopted, and there is emphasis on how common it is. Questions children might ask are answered clearly, and a section on problems and how to solve them, along with a list of organisations that can help. This is a good basic introduction to adoption, aimed directly at children going through it.