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Adoption | Wednesday 13th March 2019
Coram’s CEO Dr Carol Homden is interviewed in today’s Guardian (13.03) about the imminent suspension of the statutory Adoption Register for England, the child-led matching service which has been operating since 2001.
Adoption | Friday 1st March 2019
Coram is supporting the call for more lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to consider adoption this LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week (4-10 March 2019).
Adoption | Friday 22nd February 2019
In August 2018, the Department for Education communicated that the statutory Adoption Register for England will be suspended for an indeterminate period from 29 March 2019, while future needs across adoption and fostering are considered.
Adoption | Wednesday 13th February 2019
Susan met the daughter she adopted through Coram on Valentine's Day. Watch our film to find out about their instant connection and how she fell in love with her straight away
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.