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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.

Contact after adoption

| Elsbeth Neil, Mary Beek and Emma Ward

Contact after adoption presents the comprehensive findings of a longitudinal study that followed up a group of adopted children, their adoptive parents and birth relatives, where some form of post-adoption contact was planned. This study makes an important contribution to the existing research on contact and offers invaluable practice recommendations.

Contact after adoption summary

| Elsbeth Neil, Mary Beek and Emma Ward

Decisions about contact between an adopted child and their birth family are an essential part of the child’s placement plan and need to take into account the child’s welfare. It is therefore essential to understand how contact affects adopted children throughout their lives. This short book presents a summary of the findings of the Contact after Adoption study, which followed up a group of adopted children, their adoptive parents and birth relatives, where some form of post-adoption contact was planned.

Contact in adoption and permanent foster care

| Edited by Elsbeth Neil and David Howe

This book gathers together the latest thoughts and research findings of many of the leading authorities on the subject of contact in adoption and permanent foster care. By looking at both infant and older child placements and the varying characteristics of permanent carers and birth relatives, the authors provide a comprehensive analysis of contact, when and when not to recommend it, and the demand to keep firmly in mind at all times the developmental needs of children.

Contact: if your child is being adopted

| BAAF

This Advice Note provides basic, clear information about contact for those whose child has been, or is about to be, adopted, with details about what to expect. 

Facing up to Facebook

| Eileen Fursland

Increasingly, young people are using social networking sites to trace and contact birth parents or other birth relatives. Birth relatives are using the internet to trace their children. Facing up to Facebook provides considerable information, raises important questions and offers essential advice.