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30 years of childcare practice and research: an overview

| Multiple

Eighteen leading figures in the field of adoption and fostering contribute to this special edition of BAAF’s acclaimed journal. They reflect on what has been achieved in family placement in the last three decades and also consider some of the many challenges that remain. Themes discussed include: contact; the evolution of developmental psychology; the importance of recognising children’s family and social relationships through to adulthood; assessment; and listening to children.

A child’s journey through placement

| Vera I Fahlberg, MD

Separation, loss, grief and change are expected parts of the experience of children in placement. How do those charged with the responsibility of planning for these children address their needs? This book contains the theoretical knowledge base and skills necessary for understanding, working with and planning for children and their families.

A guide to writing panel minutes

| John Pratt

This pamphlet helps panel minute-takers to meet statutory requirements and produce accurate and high quality minutes.

Adopted children speaking PDF ONLY

| Caroline Thomas and Verna Beckford

If you really want to learn about children's wishes and feelings about adoption and their experience of it, this book is for you. Bringing together views collected as part of a wider research project, this book gives voice to the perspective of children themselves on their adoption. Full of moving and poignant testimonies, it provides revealing insights into what children and young people themselves think and understand about adoption.

Adopters on adoption PDF ONLY

| David Howe

How does it feel to care for someone else's child? How do adopters feel about birth parents? What is the balance of influence between children's inherited characteristics and the way they are raised? This absorbing collection of personal stories gives voice to adopters' experiences, thoughts and observations about adoption.

Adopting a brother or sister

| Hedi Argent

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.

Adopting a child

| Jenifer Lord

This beginner’s guide is the book for anyone considering adopting in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. This book will guide you through the adoption process, reflecting current legislation and guidance, with real life adoption stories.

Adopting a child in Scotland

| Robert Swift

This book – the first of its kind in Scotland – covers everything you need to know about adoption in Scotland. It describes the processes involved in adopting a child, with a wealth of practical information. You can also read the stories of adopters from how it feels to go through the adoption process to what life as an adoptive family is really like, and the stories of adopted children and how they think and feel about adoption.

Adopting large sibling groups

| Hilary Saunders and Julie Selwyn

This research study examines adopters’ experiences of parenting a large sibling group, as well as the views of staff in adoption agencies who need to recruit and support adopters willing to take siblings. The study is based on in-depth interviews undertaking with 37 sibling group adopters and staff in 14 adoption agencies, which aimed to identify best practice in placing sibling groups for adoption, and what works and what doesn’t work for children, adopters and agencies.

Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007

| Fergus Smith and Roy Stewart with Alistair Stobie

This handy guide presents the law, regulations, rules and guidance relating to adoption today, covering all stages of the process and related information – in easily digested bite-sized chunks.