Modern Family: Adoption in the UK

Posted on 11 January 2022

In the third episode of our Modern Family podcast series, Associates Sarah Infante and George Irving spoke with Dr John Simmonds OBE, CoramBAAF, about adoption and the foster care system in the UK.

John is a qualified social worker with substantial experience in child protection, family placement and residential care settings. He is responsible for CoramBAAF’s contribution to the development of policy and practice in social work, health, the law and research.

John shared his own experience of adopting his two children over 40 years ago. The discussion focused on questions of identity that adopted children face as they grow older, and advice for parents to prevent adoptions from breaking down, particularly the age of social media and the internet.

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