This report from Indiana US confirms again the critical role played by grandparents and kinship carers facing the plague of opioid addiction
Is greater use of Kinship care the reason that Adoption figures have fallen? But if so why have SGO numbers also fallen? Is the increase in long term fostering a sign that local authorities are using kinship care with the children subject to Care Orders. Whatever the reason, the figures make for interesting reading!
This report from the BBC Magazine relects the experience too many of our clients' have
The two child limit on child tax credit is hitting kinship carers despite assurances that they would not be affected.
This has the potential to push carers into even greater financial difficulties.
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Carers who voluntarily look after younger relatives to stop them being taken into care are being denied thousands of pounds in welfare entitlements as a result of the two-child benefit cap, despite government promises to exempt them
The adopters are different but the stories are the same. Faced with the crises set out in the article, adopters need expert legal advice.
BBC's long running soap recently tacked in a very sensitive way the issue of domestic violence.
It has now begun a new storyline - Ian and Adam considering adopting as a couple. It already has the hallmarks of careful reasearch.
For those considering adoption and who need to think through the issues, particularly regarding post adoption support, we are happy to have an informal chat and share our knowledge and experience.