CVAA statement on Adoption UK/BBC SurveyWednesday 27 September 2017
Adoption can provide a loving stable home to the most vulnerable children in our society and brings much joy to many families. The recent survey carried out with Adoption UK for File on 4 endorsed this: nine out of ten people who responded are glad that they adopted. CVAA recognises the challenges of adoption against the backdrop of these great benefits. We have welcomed the recent government focus on improving the support available for adopters, most notably the Adoption Support Fund which provides funding for vitally needed therapeutic support.
Coverage of the survey has highlighted the issue of struggling adoptive families and those living with violence. Voluntary adoption agencies have for decades been providing support to children and families dealing with complex challenges. They work with these families on a lifelong basis. Voluntary adoption agencies provide extensive training and support in order to equip families to cope, and services that support adopted children and parents throughout childhood and well into adulthood.
CVAA is a membership organisation for voluntary adoption agencies. We work to ensure our member agencies are enabled to deliver services of excellence to children, adoptive families, and all those considering adoption, or who have been affected by it. Our members provide specialist, high quality adoption services to children and families across the United Kingdom.