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Adoption | Friday 19th October 2018
National Adoption Week (15-21 October) is a campaign to raise awareness of the adoption process, and the importance finding loving permanent families for vulnerable children. We want to share the real-life stories of adoption, showing the many different adoptive parents that are out there and de-bunking some of the myths about who can adopt. Here some of Coram’s adoptive parents share their stories.
Adoption | Thursday 18th October 2018
A letter to the editor highlighting the pressures in the adoption system signed by Coram and a number of other independent adoption agencies has been published in today's Daily Telegraph. A full copy of the letter can be seen below
Dr John Simmonds, OBE, Director of Policy, Research and Development at CoramBAAF has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s National Adoption Week Awards, hosted on Tuesday 16 October 2018.
Adoption | Monday 15th October 2018
Coinciding with the beginning of National Adoption Week, Kevin Yong of Coram-i has written a blog for LocalGov highlighting the latest data of the adoption system, and explaining what it means for the children waiting to be adopted. The figures were analysed over a four year period, and raises the concern as to whether the benefits of the Government’s investment into adoption reform are now being lost.
For every adopter in England, there are almost three children waiting for adoption: Coram supports National Adoption WeekAdoption | Monday 15th October 2018
As National Adoption Week 2018 begins, the latest data shows that the number of children waiting to be adopted outnumbers possible adopters by almost three to one in England, meaning that many children are at risk of missing out on the chance of a loving, stable home.
Adoption | Thursday 12th July 2018
Dr Carol Homden, CBE, CEO of Coram comments ahead of today's (12.07) parliamentary debate on the practice of 'forced adoption' which took place in the UK primarily in the 1950s and 60s