Are you thinking about adopting a child? It can be a daunting process if you are just at the beginning. Read on to find out whether adoption is right for you, how you can start your adoption journey and the processes involved.
You can also find out about living together as a family and what support is available to you as an adopter.
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.Read more
Published as part of the Our Story series, this is the true story of Jayne, Dan, their son Charlie, and their adoption of Jessie, a baby girl. Told by Jayne, this memoir follows the joyful highs and heartbreaking lows of the journey that led them to their new adopted daughter.Read more
How can I start talking to my adopted child about their past? What information do children need at different ages? What if my child has difficult or painful experience in their past? Talking about adoption will help you find answers to these tricky questions. It outlines the whys, whens and hows of telling the truth about an adopted child’s origins.Read more
This useful handbook introduces grandparents-to-be and other relatives to information about adoption today. It offers some facts about the children who need to be adopted and discusses how the wider family can support and be involved in building a family through adoption.Read more
Supporting the mental health of looked after and adopted children
This Good Practice Guide for social workers translates the theoretical concepts and research about children’s mental health into straightforward language and practical advice. Taking a holistic and attachment-focused approach, it demonstrates how to understand children’s background and current events, rather than focusing on diagnostic criteria and labels.See more
CoramBAAF’s Parenting Matters series explores many of the health conditions commonly diagnosed in looked after children. The guides provide expert knowledge coupled with facts, figures and guidance presented in a straightforward and accessible style.Browse the series