Chloe and Daisy's Story
For some children, being taken into care is the start of a disruptive and difficult journey, as they are moved between care settings and foster carers while a permanent, loving home is found for them. Coram is committed to protecting children from being left to drift in the care system., which is why we pioneer concurrent planning.
Twins Chloe and Daisy were adopted when they were 15 months old.
Their birth mother and her previous partner were misusing alcohol and there had been serious domestic violence in the household. Their older children had been severely neglected and moved into care a year earlier.
Because of this, Chloe and Daisy were immediately placed with ‘concurrent carers’ Millie and Jack when they left hospital after birth. Having undergone preparation with Coram, Millie and Jack would provide a loving foster home in the short-term while a decision was made about the twins’ long-term future. However, if adoption was found to be the best option for the twins, they would become permanent, adoptive parents.
Meanwhile, the girls’ birth mother, who had suffered serious neglect herself as a child, received support from Coram which helped her to make some positive changes to her life. However it was decided, with her agreement, that she couldn’t give the twins the right care, and Millie and Jack formally adopted Chloe and Daisy at the age of 15 months.
This process, known as concurrent planning, ensured that without unnecessary disruption or delay, Chloe and Daisy were found a loving family who could provide the life-long security that every child deserves.
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