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IAC has reprinted and updated our Children's Guide to Adoption Support. This is a colourful little booklet which adoptive parents can look at with their children to help families think about adoption and some of the questions that children might have about being adopted as they grow up. It also lists places that families and children can go to ask for help or advice.
IAC are delighted to announce the launch of a new special programme with South Africa following the signing of a working agreement with Child Welfare Durban and District, a non profit child welfare organisation in South Africa. The working agreement is endorsed by the Central Authorities of both the UK and South Africa and will allow IAC and CWDD to work together cooperatively to place children from South Africa with prospective adopters in the UK. Further information will be posted at a later stage on the website but if you would like to know more about the programme please contact the Advice Line through Contact Us for an Information Pack.
We are delighted that IAC has been awarded a government grant to research the possibility of adoption agencies coming together to provide one intercountry adoption service for the whole of England. This will be concerned with the needs of children waiting overseas for a family through intercountry adoption and looked after children who leave the England to go to live permanently with relatives abroad.
The Central Authority of India, CARA issued new guidelines in July 2015 which came into effect on August 1st 2015. The key difference from the previous guidelines is that CARA is now holding a list of children available for intercountry adoption and is pre matching two children with prospective waiting adopters. Information is shared on line with the registration agency and prospective adopters’ dossiers are only provided to the India Specialised Adoption Agencies ( previously known as Recognised Indian Placement Agencies) once the adopters have selected a child from the pre matching information.