Understanding the elements of early placement success for adopted children and their families:
The Wales Adoption Cohort Study is being carried out by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Cardiff University who are working with key adoption providers. We aim to povide vital evidence to promote successful adoption in Wales. We will investigate what factors characterise and underpin early placement success for families who have adopted children in Wales.
Our main aims are to find out:
• What support do families need in the first year after their child or children come to live with them? To what extent are these support needs met?
• What are the factors that help families flourish in the first year?
• What is the impact of the decision-making that happened before children were placed for adoption (e.g. the length of time before a plan for adoption was agreed) on families?