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Adoption and fostering

  • adoption activity days

    Adoption activity days

    An Adoption Activity Day is a fun, vibrant and caring environment in which potential adopters can meet children who are waiting to be adopted. These events can be attended by adults who are on Stage 2 of the adoption process in England, which means they are under assessment and have, or are likely to, receive

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    Tracing your birth parents

    Tracing your birth parents

    You may have always known you were adopted or perhaps have just found out. Either way, the decision to trace your birth parents is a big leap into the unknown and can feel daunting. For anyone thinking of taking this significant step, we’ve complied a few suggestions on the practicalities of how to go about

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    same sex couples

    Same sex couples

    It has been proven repeatedly that what children need most is a happy, secure, loving and stable environment to grow up in. The type of family unit in which this is achieved is irrelevant – single parents of either sex, and heterosexual, gay or lesbian couples can all deliver the perfect upbringing for a child.

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    Becoming a foster parent

    Becoming a Foster Parent

    Foster parents provide a temporary, safe home for children who are unable to remain with their parents or guardian. It is an invaluable service offered by people across the UK, and there are currently more than 50,000 children in the foster care round the country. If you imagine that this could be a role suitable

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    changes to the laws on adoption

    Changes to the laws on adoption

    This year has seen changes to the laws on adoption change with a new Children and Families Act being passed by parliament. Aiming to speed up the process and increase the level of support that adoptive parents receive, the Act has been welcomed by children’s charities. Work/family balance The new legislation will make life easier

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    NSPCC

    NSPCC

    Almost 1 in 10 children in the UK are neglected by their parents or carers. Their emotional, behavioral and physical anguish often leads to a lifetime of struggling; the ability to lead a normal life often interrupted by confusion and sorrow about their upbringing. But it can be prevented. The NSPCC defines neglect as the

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