Are you interested in adoption? If more Gypsies, Roma and Travellers became foster carers or adopt children from their own communities, more children in care would grow up understanding the culture and traditions.
First4Adoption is a national information service for people interested in adopting a child in England. The only automatic exclusions from adoption in England are:
What else do they consider in the adoption process?
Coram supports families from all over London and the surrounding areas – including all London Boroughs, north Kent, north Surrey, south Buckinghamshire, south Hertfordshire, Middlesex, south-west Essex and beyond.
You can fill in their form on the Coram Adoption website.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse and worry about your children’s safety, would you like a family member to support you by minding the children? This is called kinship care.
If Children’s Services (social services) are involved, the social worker on your case has a duty to evaluate whether a family member or friend could be an appropriate kinship carer. You can recommend who you think would be a good candidate.
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Fostering is normally a temporary way to provide children with a safe home while other arrangements are being made, although some young people are fostered until adulthood.
Foster carers look after the child on behalf of the local authority who work closely with the child’s birth parents wherever possible.
If you are interested in fostering, you can learn more at CoramBAAF.
We know how difficult and upsetting it is to have a child removed from your care and we want you to know that you are not alone. There is support out there.
Over the past few years, we have seen many online ‘Traveller shame pages’ and ‘Gypsy shame pages’ that aim to publicly humiliate other members of their own community. We are finding support services and educating them on the issues of shame, scandal and discrimination.