Adoption & Fostering is the only quarterly peer-reviewed journal dedicated to adoption, fostering and kinship issues. Over the years, it has gained an international reputation as one of the world’s leading sources of knowledge for academics, practitioners and all those concerned with childcare practice and research.

Edited by Dr Dennis GolmAdoption & Fostering is published by SAGE on behalf of the CoramBAAF Adoption & Fostering Academy.

Volume 48 (Issue 1, March 2024)

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The needs of unaccompanied minors and their foster carers
Dennis Golm


‘The worst day of my life’: Foster carers’ experiences of allegations
Louisa M Roberts, Alyson Rees, Daisy Elliott, Sophie Wood

‘She has saved my life on many occasions’: Care-experienced young women’s reflections on the significance of pets and the impact of loss
Janine Muldoon, Joanne Williams

Supporting older youth in care: The role of caregivers
Greggory Cullen

Interventions to support reproductive and mental health among care leavers: A systematic review
Leanne Bogen-Johnston, Natalie Edelman, Ruth Sellers

Neurodevelopmental problems in adulthood following severe early deprivation: A qualitative analysis of clinical needs and service user experiences
Christopher Edwards, Mark Kennedy, Nicky Knights, Hanna Kovshoff, Jana Kreppner, Barbara Maughan, Edmund Sonuga-Barke

Adoptive parents’ worries and concerns about their adolescent adopted children
Saul Hillman, Nahed Lajmi, Miriam Steele, Jill Hodges, John Simmonds, Jeanne Kaniuk

Legal Notes

England and Wales

Health Notes

New DfE programme addresses adoption support services in the UK
John Simmonds


CoramBAAF Members also have free access to the following journals.

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Qualitative Social Work

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Journal of Social Work

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