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In the News: Adoption reforms; Sleep study; Overseas adoption

Published: 03.01.14

A round up of the latest features and articles relevant to adoptive families.
In the News: Adoption reforms; Sleep study; Overseas adoption

Adoption reforms will redesign the future
That's £50m well spent as barriers fall for our 6,000 parentless children and their would-be families. But please, may we have a little more? Independent 29/12/13

Sleep disturbance in adopted children with a history of maltreatment
This study aimed to investigate whether children with a history of maltreatment and current behaviour problems demonstrate greater sleep disruption than controls; and also whether sleep disturbances are associated with these behavioural problems using standardised carer report measures. Sage Journals: Adoption & Fostering Dec 13

Overseas adoption: the case against
When you make overseas adoption easy, this creates a market demand and, in a market economy, where there is a demand there will be people to meet it. For a price. The Age 24/12/13

Is Wales' adoption system falling behind that of England?
Family placements made in Wales at greater risk of breaking down unless moves to increase support for adoptive parents in England are matched here. Wales Online 26/12/13