Beyond the adoption order: challenges, intervention, disruption.

This is a report by Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies at the University of Bristol. It investigates how often and why adoptions are disrupted after an adoption order has been made.

Read our statement on this report


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Request for feedback on BAAF's work as a registered adoption agency

BAAF is a registered voluntary adoption agency and adoption support agency with Ofsted in England and Wales. If you would like to feedback on aspects of BAAF's registered adoption agency work please contact Louise Hocking for England at or Wendy Keidan for Wales at

Have you got a story to tell?

Hearing people’s first-hand experiences is one of the most effective ways of engaging the public and helping them understand what adoption and fostering is all about.

Would you like to help BAAF raise awareness of adoption and fostering by being a media volunteer?

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Recently published

Looked after children and offending front cover

Looked after children and offending


There have been long-standing concerns about the risk of offending for children in care. This research study investigates the characteristics and pathways of looked after children, and the risk and protective factors that may reduce the likelihood of offending and promote resilience, with the aim of improving young people’s life chances.

Upcoming workshop

Undertaking Effective Foster Carer Reviews

15 May 2014

This course familiarises participants with legislation, regulations and standards relating to foster carer reviews> It also explored the information gathering process for reviews to ensure reviews are evidence-based and include various sources of information.

Find out more and book your place today.

Bag Ladies 2014

Revitalise and glamorise with Andrew Barton

Bag Ladies 2014 will be on 26 June - save the date!

We are delighted to announce the eighth annual Bag Ladies event. It's your chance to bid in silent and live auctions, as well as the ever popular Bag Ladies raffle which includes more handbags, jewellery, meals at fantastic restaurants, beauty treatments and more!

Find out more or call Marta on 020 7421 2630 for more details.