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CVAA launches new advice guide for people considering adopting children with additional needs

We are delighted to share our advice guide about adopting children with additional needs. The guide is part of a series, created by our Voluntary Adoption Agency members with very special contributions from adoptive parents.

It may sound daunting, but adopting a child with additional needs is incredibly rewarding and gives them a chance to flourish. Many of the thousands of children in care waiting for an adoptive family who have additional needs wait much longer than other children.

We want to help change that. In this guide, adopters from voluntary adoption agencies, share their experiences of adopting a child with additional needs and offer practical advice to prospective adopters.


A copy of the guide is available for download here.


You can also find information about support for adopters that is available via the Adoption and Special Guardianship Support Fund at:  The adoption and special guardian support fund (ASGSF) provides funds to local authorities and regional adoption agencies (RAAs) to pay for essential therapeutic services for eligible adoptive, special guardianship order (SGO) and child arrangement order (CAO) families.