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Adversity, adoption and afterwards

| Julia Feast, Margaret Grant, Alan Rushton, John Simmonds and Carolyn Sampeys

This unique study explores the long-term outcomes for a group of girls, now women in middle age, adopted from orphanages in Hong Kong, by families in the UK. The study offers a rare opportunity to explore the impact of adverse early experience, modified by adoption in creating opportunities and risks, over 50 years.

Finding our familia

| Stevan Whitehead

Published as part of the Our Story series, this is the story of the adoption of two children from Guatemala. But it is more than that. It is a moving and inspirational account of how a couple, in their search to build their family, find not only two children but what will become their extended family – their familia.

Form AH (pack of 50)

| BAAF

Comprehensive health report on prospective applicants for fostering / adoption / intercountry adoption / special guardianship / short break / respite care / other care. NOW ONLY AVAILABLE ON ELECTRONIC LICENCE

Form AH (single copy)

| BAAF

Comprehensive health report on prospective applicants for fostering / adoption / intercountry adoption / special guardianship / short break / respite care / kinship care / other care.

Single copies are sold to personal applicants only - agencies should buy packs of the forms (see link lower down page).

In search of belonging

| Edited by Perlita Harris

A thought-provoking anthology with more than 50 intensely moving testimonies. These writers convey the complexity for black and minority ethnic children of being raised by a white adoptive family.

Intercountry adoption

| BAAF

This Advice Note explores intercountry adoption, providing basic, clear facts for those who may be thinking about adopting a child from abroad.

The Emotional Well-being of Young People Seeking Asylum in the UK PDF ONLY

| Abigail Knight, Elaine Chase, and June Statham

This ground-breaking report presents findings from an in-depth study of the perspectives and experiences of children and young people arriving unaccompanied to seek asylum in the UK. Based on conversations with 54 young people from 18 countries, this study reveals young people's experiences of their journeys, arriving in the UK, being in care, and a range of health, education, social care and immigration services. This is essential reading for anyone seeing to understand and support this vulnerable group.