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Adopting Together is a collaborative project supported by the National Adoption Service, in partnership with the statutory sector and delivered by the Voluntary Adoption Agencies in Wales. The project has emerged from a common and clearly defined purpose: securing permanence for children who have waited for a significant length of time for a family. These children in Wales are traditionally but not exclusively children over 4, BME children ,part of a sibling group, have additional psychological needs or are living with medical complexities or medical uncertainty.

The Adopting Together model brings together theoretical knowledge and best practice models that have been developed across the UK into one distinct model with four interlinking components. These components encompass effective transitions and an early interventions approach that support the main carer – child relationship. The model has been developed through our partnerships with statutory, voluntary, academic (Cardiff University) and therapeutic partners (The Family Place –Hay on Wye). We have consulted with adopters about key messages aligned to the project and project branding.

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