Adoption & Fostering is the only quarterly peer-reviewed journal dedicated to adoption and fostering issues. Over the years, it has gained an international reputation as one of the world’s leading sources of knowledge for academics, practitioners and all those concerned with childcare practice and research.

Edited by Roger Bullock, Adoption & Fostering is published by SAGE on behalf of the CoramBAAF Adoption & Fostering Academy.

eISSN: 1740-468X │ ISSN: 0308-5759

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40 years of childcare practice and research

40 years supplement

To celebrate BAAF’s/CoramBAAF’s 40th anniversary this year, the October edition of Adoption & Fostering will be accompanied by a special anniversary supplement featuring 12 key articles reprinted from the period 1980–2019.  These are introduced by a personal review from John Simmonds, CoramBAAF’s Director of Policy, Research and Development. 

The journal’s Commissioning Editor, Roger Bullock, has also written a special anniversary piece in which he explores changes in policy and practice in children’s services over the past 40 years, and discusses the thinking that has underpinned them.

CoramBAAF members will receive this edition free of charge but a limited number of copies are available to non-members to order for a nominal fee of just £2.

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Special edition of Adoption & Fostering – March 2022

The impact of social and digital media on child and family social work

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I rely on Adoption & Fostering as a trustworthy source for the latest findings from adoption research, guidance for practice, and recommendations for policymakers. The journal plays a distinctive role in the adoption field and should be regularly read by adoption professionals and those seeking to understand the complex issues underlying the worlds of adoption and foster care, both in the UK and globally.

Harold D Grotevant, PhD, Rudd Family Foundation Chair in Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA


Interview with journal Editor, Miranda Davies

Read an interview with Miranda Davies on her work as editor of CoramBAAF's Adoption & Fostering Journal.

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