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Forced Adoption and Failures

The link is to an article in today's Guardian about adoptions that fail. I found an interesting element at the bottom.

The British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) estimates that one in five adoptions break down, although children who are "handed back" are usually older. The younger the child, the lower the chance of the placement breaking down. A study by the Maudsley Hospital in London found a breakdown rate of 8% after one year and 29% six years later. On average, adoptions that broke down did so 34 months after placement.

I have been for some time been trying to get some research results on how many forced adoptions fail (aka are disrupted). When doing statistics the government don't count the failed adoptions as outcomes for children as they appear in the Section 20 care figures instead. Hence their assumptions are flawed.

It would be interesting to compare the figures on adoption failure in other countries to England.

Comments

dolls like us said…
My brother is adopted he had problems when he was young he was adopted at 7 years old. Today my parents would be very proud of the fine man they raised . It wasn't easy for him or them . But he talks about dad like he just saw him last week he learned a alot from mom and dad .
dolls like us said…
My brother is adopted he had problems when he was young he was adopted at 7 years old. Today my parents would be very proud of the fine man they raised . It wasn't easy for him or them . But he talks about dad like he just saw him last week he learned a alot from mom and dad .
moira said…
Meanwhile me and my brother were both adopted. I have BPD and my brother has changed his name to his original family who he found. MY ex CPN said BPD is common amongst adopted people even those adopted as babies. So more research needs to be done.A bad adoption can cause the gov millions in health care,sick benefits etc

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