'It would be nice for him to know the person he spent the first twelve months of his life with': Adopters' views and experiences of the contact retained or lost between children and their foster carers


Objective: Nearly all children placed for adoption in the UK will have spent time in foster care before moving into their adoptive home. Most will have been removed from birth family following abuse and/or neglect. For many of... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Sarah Meakings (Cardiff University)
  2. Katherine Shelton (Cardiff University)
  3. Julie Doughty (Cardiff University)
  4. Heather Ottaway (University of Bristol, Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies)
  5. Amanda Coffey (Cardiff University)

Topic Area

Family foster care and adoption


OS-06 » Adoption (12:30 - Wednesday, 14th September, Sala Polivalente)