BAAF Bookshop

We have the biggest and best range of publications and other resources on adoption and fostering, designed to provide you with all the information, insight, advice and support you need.

This month, The Adopters Handbook is available at the special price of £10, usual price £14.95.

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Autumn offer!

Three different book series to choose from

Akamas series
Adoption Research Initiatives Studies
Parenting Matters

Just published

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By Shaila Shah

Preparing to Adopt is a well-established and highly respected training programme that agencies can use to offer relevant, high quality and comprehensive preparation for people who wish to adopt. This new edition has been revised in the light of a major programme of adoption reform in England, following concerns about delay and consequent changes in the adoption process.

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By Alexandra Conroy Harris

This book looks at some steps that workers can take to get the most out of going to court – before, during and after the actual hearing. All practitioners who have to go to court or have legal departments will find this book invaluable for quick reference and considered, practical advice, as well as a prompt for further thought and exploration.

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Elsbeth Neil
Mary Beek
Emma Ward

This report presents the findings of a longitudinal study that followed up a group of adopted children, their adoptive parents and birth relatives, where some form of post-adoption contact was planned. It presents a strong body of evidence about the impact of open adoption on all those involved, and on how children’s experiences of, and need for, contact change as they grow and develop.

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By Paul Adams

A guide that will help supervising social workers in England to plan, conduct and complete a comprehensive and evidence-based review of foster carers using the BAAF Form FR (England).

BAAF Bestsellers

BAAF's top ten bestselling books are all listed below! Click on the links to find out more about our key titles covering subject matter suitable for adoptive parents, social workers and adopted children.

"I congratulate BAAF on the quality and effectiveness of their publications. They are well researched, clear, informative and unwaveringly focused on the wellbeing of children and families. They are also so imaginatively presented it becomes impossible not to be drawn into them. This is a great achievement and I wish BAAF continued success in this important work".

Lord Laming