Families urgently needed to adopt children with additional needs
Diagrama Adoption
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2M ago
Diagrama joins forces with VAAs across the UK to find more adoptive parents for children who are waiting for a family. Children with additional needs wait an average of 11 months longer in care than their peers, and voluntary adoption agencies (VAAs) are urgently looking for people who can offer them a permanent and loving home. Diagrama Fostering and Adoption is among 21 VAAs from all over the UK who have together created a new guide for people considering adoption containing helpful information and advice from parents who have already adopted children with additional needs. Kate Patel ..read more
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Diagrama supports LGBTQ+ Fostering and Adoption Week 2024
Diagrama Adoption
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4M ago
Diagrama Fostering and Adoption is once again proud to support New Family Social’s LGBTQ+ Fostering and Adoption Week in 2024 This week brings together the UK’s adoption and fostering agencies to raise awareness of the vital need for people within the LGBTQ+ community to consider adopting or fostering under the theme ‘Different Together’. The Awareness Week, which is run by New Family Social, is the only recruitment campaign in the UK to focus on encouraging more LGBTQ+ people to consider both routes to building their families. When New Family Social started their campaign over 10 years ago ..read more
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National Adoption Week: With your help - they'll stay together.
Diagrama Adoption
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9M ago
This National Adoption Week, Diagrama Fostering and Adoption is asking people who would consider adopting siblings or long term fostering siblings to talk to us. Parenting and caring for siblings is incredibly rewarding. The social skills that children can learn by being brought up together in a nurturing environment is invaluable. There are vital skills and lessons children can learn when they remain together. Many children in the care system are denied this opportunity and the opportunity to grow up with someone who shares the same history and identity as them. *There are currently an esti ..read more
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Adoption agencies join forces to keep brothers and sisters together
Diagrama Adoption
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9M ago
Voluntary adoption agencies across the UK have come together with a joint mission to stop brothers and sisters who are waiting in care from being separated when adopted. Almost half of children currently waiting in care* are part of a family group and voluntary adoption agencies. (VAAs) are looking for people who can offer them a permanent and loving home. Diagrama Adoption and Fostering is among 23 VAAs from all over the UK who have together created a guide for people considering adoption containing helpful information and advice from parents who have already adopted sibling groups. Ka ..read more
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Meet the Adopter - Introduction to Adoption Information Sessions
Diagrama Adoption
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10M ago
Join us to find out more about adoption at one of our online information sessions. You'll get the chance to answer any questions, and find out how we support you through the process of adoption with Diagrama.   Tuesday 12th September - 6.30pm to 8.00pm Tuesday 10th October - 6.30pm to 8.00pm Tuesday 14th November - 6.30pm to 8.00pm Tuesday 12th December - 6.30pm to 8.00pm   Click here to register for any of these events ..read more
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Children who are in sibling groups wait longer to be adopted
Diagrama Adoption
by adoption
11M ago
With your help, they’ll stay together. Imagine being a child in the care system. You’ve had a difficult start, you don’t know what the future holds and you desperately need loving parents to offer security. In the majority of cases siblings are the only constant relationship in their lives. They need them for support and to maintain a familial bond that would almost certainly be lost by separation. Children in sibling groups are waiting longer to be adopted. Almost half of children currently waiting in care* are part of a family group. Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souz ..read more
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You Can Adopt campaign aims to find adopters for children who wait the longest for permanent homes
Diagrama Adoption
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1y ago
The campaign comes as new research reveals that over a third of parents found support from other parents invaluable when raising their child. Diagrama and regional and voluntary adoption agencies across the country have come together this June to launch a new ‘You Can Adopt’ campaign highlighting the importance of peer to peer support to adopters. The campaign comes as new research reveals that over a third (39%) of parents found support from other parents invaluable when raising their child. A permanent home is transformational for children. Diagrama offers 24/7 support to prospective adopt ..read more
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Real world adoption stories
Diagrama Adoption
by adoption
1y ago
Hear from two of our amazing adopters as they discuss their adoption journey - from initial enquiry to overcoming challenges through to the support they've received from Diagrama.   "Definitely worth it, but an emotional rollercoaster..." - Diagrama adopters, Anita and Simon, talk about the experience of adopting and share their advice to other potential adopters. They also discuss adoption training, their incredible bond with their son, what it meant to them to meet him for the first time.   "They're doing so well, I'm just so proud" - Noreen and Mo adopted siblings in 2018 - wat ..read more
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Diagrama supports LGBTQ Fostering and Adoption Week: 6-13 March 2023
Diagrama Adoption
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1y ago
This year’s LGBTQ+ Fostering and Adoption week brings together the UK’s adoption and fostering agencies to raise awareness of the vital need for people within the LGBTQ+ community to consider adopting or fostering under the theme ‘1,2,3 or more’. The week, which is run by New Family Social, and in its eleventh year, remains the only campaign to focus on LGBTQ+ people. LGBTQ+ people now account for the second largest group of adopters in England, with 1 in 6 adoptions in 2022 to same sex couples. The campaign theme, ‘1,2,3 or more’, reflects research showing that over half of sibling groups a ..read more
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It's one of the most rewarding things you can do
Diagrama Adoption
by adoption
1y ago
From tears to laughter - Paul and Simon share their account of keeping siblings together during National Adoption Week. Paul and Simon, from south London, decided they wanted to adopt siblings after hearing that brothers or sisters can be more difficult to find adopters for. In National Adoption Week (Oct 17-23) they told of the process they went through, the life-changing experiences they have had and the fulfilment becoming adopters has given them… Paul – In my mind we always wanted siblings. We’ve both got sisters and we didn’t want to go through the adoption process twice if we could hel ..read more
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