Adoption & Fostering

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    Survey confirms support is essential when adopting

    The latest ‘YouCanAdopt’ campaign aims to encourage more people from Black and mixed heritage backgrounds to adopt and offers a variety of support to help adopters along their journey. A survey for the campaign found that almost 60% of Black parents Read more

  • You Can Adopt

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    Can you share your experience of Adoption?

    We’d love to hear from a variety of voices who can speak passionately and positively about the kind of support they’ve received as an adopter - before, during and after the adoption process itself. Read more

  • #YouCanAdopt - Adoption Week

    Tackling myths about Adoption

    Social Care practitioner - Sherifa Adenmosun helps to tackle some of the myths and misconceptions that may cause Black people to rule themselves out of the adoption process before they’ve even begun their journey. Read more

  • #YouCanAdopt: Adoptive parents share experiences

    #YouCanAdopt: Adoptive parents share experiences in lead up to Black History Month

    With Black, Asian and Mixed Ethnicity children waiting longer to be placed for adoption than their White counterparts, and fewer than 5% of adopters in England coming from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, the #YouCanAdopt campaign has Read more

  • Potential black adopters urged to come forward

    New data from the cross sector National Adoption Recruitment Steering Group reflects this truth, showing that black communities have positive and altruistic views around adoption, with 80% stating that they have either adopted, considered or would Read more

  • Leicestershire County Council Fostering

    Fees paid to foster carers increased

    Foster carers in Leicestershire are benefitting from an increase in the amount they receive in fees. Changes to payments made to Leicestershire County Council’s in-house carers came into force this month and are part of plans to boost recruitment Read more

  • Yacouba Traore

    Former asylum seeker wins national award

    A young man who arrived alone in England as a 16-year-old asylum speaker unable to speak English has, just a few years later, won a national award for his educational achievements. Read more

  • Beyond the Adoption Order

    Report highlights problems faced by Adoptive parents

    The most comprehensive study ever to be carried out into adoption in England has confirmed that the rate of breakdown is lower than anticipated, but it also reveals a stark picture of the problems faced by families. Read more

  • Fostering Network

    Charity seeks homes for young persons till age 21

    A leading charity in the United Kingdom is calling on the Government to use the Children and Families Bill to provide homes for young people in care beyond the age of 18. Read more

  • Lambeth launches adoption campaign

    Lambeth Council launched a radical advertising campaign during National Adoption Awareness Week aimed at doubling the number of children in the borough who are adopted. The campaign involved TV and newspaper adverts along with a documentary Read more

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