Adoption: what it is and what it means - Welsh edition
A guide for children and young people
Publication date: 2003
ISBN: 1 903699 51 7
Foreword by Roger Morgan
"I am very pleased to give this children's guide from BAAF my personal welcome. It gives plenty of information about adoption - but of course it now needs each local authority to add its own information as well to make it a guide to its own local adoption service." Roger Morgan, Children's Rights Director, National Care Standards Commission
What is adoption? How is adoption different from fostering? How is adoption decided on? How will the right family be found? What happens in court? This new booklet for children and young people covers these, and other crucial questions on the adoption process and procedure.
Presented in accessible and jargon-free language, this booklet addresses all the issues required by the National Minimum Standards for Adoption and the accompanying Local Authority Adoption Service Regulations 2003. This requires that each local authority (not applicable in Scotland) must produce a written guide to the adoption service which will include - amongst the topics mentioned above - particular information about having access to the services of an independent advocate and on making a complaint.
This colourful and fully illustrated booklet will appeal to children and hold their attention. Information about adoption is clearly set out and the text is enlivened by the inclusion of short teaser questions about adoption, quizzes about famous adopted people and easy-to-understand definitions about new words and terms that a child may come across but not understand. Pages have been left blank at the end of the booklet so that agencies can add their own local information.
Agencies will find that this useful little booklet provides a good introduction to adoption for children and young people. It contains comprehensive information which can either be worked through with younger children who might otherwise find the amount of information daunting, or can be handed over to a young person to read and keep for reference as they progress through the process.
There is also an English language version available. Please click the following link. http://www.baaf.org.uk/bookshop/book_adoption