As a specialist independent adoption service provider, the fee we receive from Local Authorities, every time we place a child in their care with one of our families, is approximately £10,000 less than “the real cost of finding an adoption placement” (Dr Julie Selwyn, 2009, Hadley Institute, University of Bristol).
We therefore need to raise funds to cover the shortfall from every adoption placement we make
CCS Adoption, unlike Local Authority Adoption Services, provides all its families with lifelong support.
Some adoptive families require a great deal of support from the outset whilst others settle into their new lives together with relative ease but then may encounter problems when their children start school or reach adolescence.
The lifelong support we provide to our families gives our adopters the best possible chance of coping with the many challenges inherent in parenting children who have had very traumatic early life experiences.
Our families can come to us at any time to access services which will help them through these difficult times including:
Without the hope of adoption, children who spend a year or more in care are far more likely to have poor life outcomes such as homelessness, unemployment, drug and alcohol abuse, and mental health issues. Please help us give them a brighter future.
Almost a quarter of the staff engaged in the preparation, assessment and support of our families are volunteers so you can be confident that your donations will not be wasted on unnecessary administration or management costs but will contribute directly to improving the lives of vulnerable children.