Adoption and fostering

Coram runs one of the UK's most successful independent adoption services in the country. We also recognise that where adoption isn't possible, carefully matched fostering placements can still be a positive outcome.


Family messing about on a sofaWe’ve been helping children to find new parents for more than 40 years and support families throughout the adoption process and afterwards - for as long as they need us.

We have a dedicated adoption site for adoptive families and people interested in adopting with Coram, including through Concurrent Planning (see below). Visit it to find out about adoption and view our Ofsted reports.

Fostering and adopting babies through early permanence

Early permanence (EP) is an umbrella term which includes both Fostering for Adoption (FfA) and Concurrent Planning placements (CPP). Both schemes enable a child in care under the age of two to find foster carers who are ready and willing to adopt them later if the courts decide they cannot live with their birth family. For more information read our Fostering for Adoption guidance for adoption and fostering professionals, or our Early Permanence leaflet for carers.

Find out more about Coram adoption and fostering

Read this section for more on adopting a child, the Adoption Support GatewayAdoption Activity DaysActivity Days for Fostering and researching your birth records if you are adopted.

You can also visit our dedicated Coram Adoption site

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