For some children, where adoption is not possible, carefully matched fostering placements can still be a positive outcome.

Black girl of about eight years wearing a green T-shirt and writing at a deskFind out how Coram provides essential services in and around fostering that are aimed at bringing together children, for whom fostering is the best way forward, and foster carers who wish to make a long term commitment to a child or children.

Fostering babies through early permanence

Concurrent Planning is a type of early permanence placement where babies up to two years, who are likely to need adoption but whose future has not yet been decided, are placed with foster carers who may go on to adopt them if the courts find they cannot live with their birth family. 

Find out more about fostering via early permanence placements  

This link will take you to our dedicated Coram adoption site.

Activity Days for Fostering

Coram is launching Activity Days for Fostering to provide a space where children waiting for permanent homes and foster carers can meet. For updates and information about pilot events, see Activity Days for Fostering.


CoramBAAF became part of the Coram group in August 2015, as the successor to the British Association for Adoption & Fostering, which boasts 40 years' expertise in the field. It is a membership organisation that leads the way in improving outcomes for children in care by supporting the agencies and professionals who work with them, and acting as an advocate on behalf of its members to government.

Visit the CoramBAAF website 

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Fostering for Adoption guidance

Fostering for Adoption is a Department for Education (DfE) scheme aimed at ensuring that more children can be placed with their potential permanent carers on a fostering basis while the local authority seeks a placement order from the courts. CoramBAAF's Fostering for Adoption guidance for professionals interested in early permanence explains the Fostering for Adoption scheme, the practice implications, and how it shares the same principles of early permanence as Concurrent Planning.

 Read our Fostering for Adoption guidance

Read our Fostering for Adoption leaflet for carers

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