An evaluation of Activity Days for Adoption (2016)

Adoption Activity Days (AADs) are delivered by Coram-i and act as a vital mechanism for finding adoptive families for children, particularly those for whom their agency has been searching for a while. This evaluation report looks at the impact of AADs and the experiences of those involved.

Key successes identified

  • AADs led to more matches for harder-to-place children.
  • Children’s social workers’ and foster carers’, adoption social workers’ and prospective adopters’ feedback indicated positive experiences of AADs.
  • Attending AADs provides value to many adopters even when a match is not achievedAADs are a cost-effective family finding initiative for harder-to-place children.