The Adopting Together Service is a collaboration between St David’s Children Society and Barnardo’s Cymru, with support from the National Adoption Service and partnerships with Cardiff University, The Family Place, Innovate UK, After Adoption, and AFA Cymru.
Adopting Together was started in 2018 to find adoptive families for the most vulnerable children who have been waiting the longest within Wales.
These children are often:
- Older than the average child waiting for a family
- Sibling groups of 2 or 3 who need to stay together
- Children with health difficulties and long-term conditions
- Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) children
The longer they wait, the more difficult it becomes to find them a family. Adopting Together gives them a better chance to find a lifelong secure, loving family.
The Adopting Together Service is built to help the adopter and the child have a better transition, being able to understand and communicate their emotions and create stronger bonds as a family unit.
Adoption can be a confusing for a child in foster care, so Adopting Together has some built-in support systems to help you in the process.