Adoption support fund reaches 22,000 children

Children|August 8th 2017

Government funding designed to help adopted children from difficult backgrounds settle in their new homes and lives has now been reached 22,000 youngsters and 18,000 families.

Originally established in 2015, the Adoption Support Fund is intended to help families on limited budgets pay for any necessary therapy, counselling and parental support following the adoption of a child. Children who have been adopted often come from dysfunctional backgrounds, and can struggle with behavioural and emotional issues as a result, even after beginning life with new parents.

To date the government has paid more than £52 million to adoptive families to help them access the support they require.

Announcing the landmark figure, Children’s Minister Robert Goodwill said:

“With the right therapeutic support, children and families will be able to embrace the new life ahead of them, and I’m delighted that the Adoption Support Fund has supported so many thousands of people already, as part of our plan for a fairer society.”

Solicitor Amy Foweather heads the recently announced Stowe Family Law adoption services department. She noted:

“Adopting a child is a big commitment to make and it is important to ensure you have access to any support you may need after you have welcomed a child into your home. Funding for appropriate therapies make a big difference – as can expert legal advice.”

Amy added:

“Sadly, we often see families being left without much needed support both pre- and post-adoption. Any additional support offered will be greatly welcomed and hopefully paths the way for more to come.”

Read more here.

Image by Misty Johnson via Flickr under a Creative Commons licence

Author: Stowe Family Law

Comments(6)

  1. Dr manhattan says:

    “Children who have been adopted often come from dysfunctional backgrounds”
    I very much doubt this to be true and its more a case of the line used to remove children from good parents.
    .
    “Sadly, we often see families being left without much needed support both pre- and post-adoption. Any additional support offered will be greatly welcomed and hopefully paths the way for more to come.”
    .
    And what about all the families that have been destroyed by social workers who offered no support that could have helped them stay together. All those Millions yet Nothing for them!

    • Cameron Paterson says:

      “I very much doubt this to be true and its more a case of the line used to remove children from good parents.”

      That’s a curious thing to claim Dr Manhattan – why else would such children be in the care system?

      • Dr manhattan says:

        its not curious at all it happens to be true in many cases.
        of course some children are in care because they were badly treated but as john Hemming and thousands of parents will tell you Social Workers Do lie in case files and commit perjury in court. they are without doubt painting a very negative and false picture of what many parents are like and unfortunately the Family courts believe what the Social workers tell them. All in the name of Forced Adoption.

        • Cameron Paterson says:

          It sounded as though you were suggesting no children are badly treated by their parents – if only we lived in such a world!

          • Dr manhattan says:

            No i would never suggest that.
            there is no doubt at all that many parents are very disfunctional and some very violent etc. those children are genuine cases that need to be protected.
            The reason there are such high numbers of children in Foster care is because many of them are the unfortunate left over Victims of the Forced Adoption Fraud.
            the SS cant just walk into the parents house and say we will just take the baby, the older kids can stay.
            they have to take them all so as not to raise suspicions.

  2. Dr manhattan says:

    Its beyond belief,
    the Govt are willing to spend Millions on helping Adoptive parents with their Traumatized kids but they wont spend a penny on helping those kids stay with their Birth parents where in many cases these Families have been dismantled for no good reason and even the Police would agree in most of these cases.
    What an absolute disgrace. Tax payers money being shovelled into the hands of an already shady industry, Forced Adoption.

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