May 6, 2020 18:10
I contacted Barnardos and was directed to my LA because I am looking for a 0-2 yr old. Are your adopted children 10 years plus?
May 6, 2020 20:25
We initially contacted our LA as we were interested in the 0-2 age range. However we did not get a good feeling from our LA eg they missed (forgot) about scheduled calls and it felt as if perhaps they were a little overstretched. This cast doubt on how supportive they would be given these constraints.
We had not considered Barnado's so appreciate the tip as we did not really give post placement support that much thought but will do so now as a result of your comments.
I have just emailed Barnado's to arrange a quick chat. Their website does say that they offer the Foster To Adopt AKA Early Permanence which is the method we are interested in as we have assumed it eliminates the need to place the child with other foster carers and that it mainly deals with babies and younger children (we could be wrong but i'm sure they will clarify when we speak to them).
If anyone has any other recommendations on Agencies that have an excellent track record for Foster To Adopt (AKA Concurrent Planning / Early Permanence) please do let us know.
Another agency was recommended to us - CORAM. However we emailed CORAM approx 5 weeks ago and despite chasing, we have sadly not had any response so we are unsure what the situation there is.
Thanks again for sharing...