Don’t Scare the Horses: Lifelong Links and Difficult Questions | Al Coates

A great blog post about the importance of Lifelong Links and Difficult Questions within contemporary adoption.

Proactive life long links, with the bleeding obvious caveat of when safe, to biological family are not and should not be a desirable add on to a shopping list of what we’d like to see in adoptive parents. They have so frequently been framed in terms of safe and not threatening letterbox arrangement that can, and dare I say, conveniently dry up or remain as meaningless hollow gestures. Adopters can slip the arrangements with convenience when in fact they need to be proactive facilitators of their children’s best interests. 

Al Coates

Read the full post at source: HERE

Also worth checking out the Adoption and Fostering Podcast: HERE

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