UK Adoption

Adoption Agencies Want Volunteers To Cuddle Newborns

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Parents

Adoption agencies are looking for volunteers to cuddle and care for newborn babies waiting to be adopted. The agencies in America, who need volunt...

New Adoption Law Will Put Kids' Happiness First

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Parents

A new adoption law has come into place that will speed up the process of matching children with parents. Judges and social workers must now ensure ...

Two Men and Two Babies

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

What strikes me about these two men is that between them they run a tight ship, there are no blurred boundaries and they have huge hearts. Love isn't a soft emotion, compassion and love are strong courageous and determined.

Adults Adopted At Birth Reveal Emotional Encounters With Biological Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

People who were adopted at birth have shared personal and touching accounts of the moment they met their biological parents. The emotional collecti...

To Stop Babies Going Into Care, We Need to Support Mothers

Katharine Sacks Jones | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Katharine Sacks Jones

The safety and welfare of children must be paramount: there can be no compromise on that principle. But in many cases, a child's welfare is best served by staying with its mother if she can be supported to parent well. Today Nicky Morgan announces a new approach to children's services. But if we really want to improve children's welfare, we need to make sure there is support available for mothers too.

Judge Rejects Race Rules, Puts African Boys In Care Of Loving White Family

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Parents

Senior judges have rejected claims that children shouldn't be adopted by parents of a different race. The Court of Appeal rule said racial identity...

Sisters Lose It When They Find Newly-Adopted Brother Under Christmas Tree

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Parents

Three sisters totally lost it when they discovered the present waiting for them under the Christmas tree was their newly-adopted baby brother Nathan. ...

Sandra Bullock Confirms She's Adopted 3-Year-Old Daughter

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Parents

Sandra Bullock is now a mum-of-two as she confirmed she has adopted a three-year-old girl named Laila. The 51-year-old actress, who adopted her fiv...

Baby With No Name 'Should Be Placed For Adoption', Judge Rules

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Parents

A four-month-old baby who was not given a name by her parents should be placed for adoption, a judge has ruled. The baby girl, currently in foster ...

Adoptions Without Consent: Children's Rights Are Paramount

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 08.11.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

It was the introduction of the English Adoption and Children Act, passed in 2002, that placed the rights of the child front and centre of the English legal approach to child protection and brought English adoption practices in line with international legislation.

Appeal To Find Girl 'New Parents For Christmas' Criticised By Former Adoption Charity Chief

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Parents

An adoption charity's appeal to find a three-year-old girl "new parents for Christmas" has been criticised for "pulling on people's heartstrings". ...

Permanency Must Be the Gold Standard for Children in Care, Not Adoption

Martin Barrow | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
Martin Barrow

If adoption is to be the gold standard for looked-after children, then we appear to have failed as foster carers. Only one of the children we have cared for has been adopted, while a number of different outcomes were agreed for the other children.

Sandra Bullock Opens Up About Worries For Her African-American Son

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Parents

Sandra Bullock has opened up about the worries she has for her African-American son as he grows up in today's society. The actress, who adopted Lou...

Couple Who 'Adopted' Son At Birth Told By Judges To Return Boy To Birth Family

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Parents

A married couple who were close to adopting a baby , who they have been looking after since he was born, have been told by high court judges nearly on...

The Changing World of Adoption

Hugh Thornbery | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK
Hugh Thornbery

BAAF's demise coincided with that of Kids Company. Two more dissimilar charities in the children's sector could not be imagined yet in the public's mind, fed by much of the media reporting and punditry, some much better informed than others, one could assume that the closure of both charities signaled a wider problem in the charity sector.

Sandra Bullock Adoption Story Posted Using Fake Facebook Account

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Parents

Sandra Bullock's name made headlines yesterday after quotes about her adoption allegedly from herself were posted on a Facebook page. However, Huff...

Sandra Bullock On Adoptive Son: 'He May Not Have My Eyes But He Has All My Heart'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Parents

Update: We have now learned the below Facebook account was a fake account. The page has since being advised by Facebook to change its name and desc...

Online Advert Offers To Sell Baby Boy For Adoption For £15,000

SWNS | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Parents

Police have launched an investigation after a baby boy was offered up for adoption for £15,000 in an online advert. The post was listed on a class...

Nine Reasons Why Being a Foster Carer Rocks

Martin Barrow | Posted 24.07.2016 | UK Parents
Martin Barrow

She leaves us with many happy memories, as have all the children who have been in our care. Like all foster carers we rarely have time to reflect on the wonderful times we have enjoyed. This seems like a good moment to pause and consider some of the very best.

Mum Seeks Adoptive Parents For 4-Year-Old On Facebook

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mother turned to Facebook to try and find adoptive parents for a four-year-old girl. Mallory Donath, 24, wrote the post on a private Facebook gr...

What It Means to 'Protect Our Foster Kids'

Kevin Williams | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK
Kevin Williams

"A foster carer treats you like family, like their own children."

Why Don't We Talk About Adoption?

Jules Furness | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK Parents
Jules Furness

When your child starts school and they decide to tell their class mate they have a tummy mummy, how well educated on adoption will those class mates be? Or the other parents If we can't talk about adoption?

Teenager Posts Heart-Wrenching Ad For A Family On Craigslist

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A 19-year-old college student has posted a heart-wrenching advert on Craigslist looking to 'rent a family' to spend her birthday with. Natalie Car...

Adoption Is a Good Thing - It Gives Children a Second Chance

Hugh Thornbery | Posted 22.05.2016 | UK Parents
Hugh Thornbery

Adoption is a good thing, it gives children a second chance of experiencing enduring family relationships when birth parents cannot care for them and no other reasonable options are available in the wider family.

Look How Grown Up Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's Adopted Children Are

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Parents

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman may no longer be married, but their adopted children are still very close. The couple married in 1990 and stayed toget...