During your adoption journey with us we will talk to you about whether you wish to be considered for an early permanence placement.

Some very young children may not be able to live with their birth family and they need to have the security of a loving permanent family as early as possible. It can take time whilst decisions are made about a child’s future by the Courts and usually during this time they are cared for by foster carers.

Children benefit enormously from the opportunity to stay (fostered) with one family who may go on to adopt them if the Court decides they cannot be safely returned to their birth family. This type of care is known as Early Permanence.

If you are interested in adoption, particularly of a very young child, Early Permanence offers a great opportunity for a child to experience stability, rather than waiting in a foster home while decisions are made for their future

 As emotionally resilient early permanence carers you will be able to put the needs of vulnerable children at the very heart of your family.

We will be with you every step of the way supporting you with specific training and support from our  experienced staff.

Our early permanence carers say that their initial caution about parenting in this way has been more than outweighed by the privilege of caring for a very young child whom they have then gone on to adopt.

I found early permanency a good experience as we got our son from a very young age which meant we didn't miss his first milestones in life, these experiences are something a child will always ask about when older and I have been happy I've been there to see it instead of read about it