Adoption Breakdown

This research aims to gather views, options and real life experiences of adoption breakdown. 

The results of this survey will be used to inform those supporting adoptive families about what can sometimes go wrong, and what can be done to help. If enough data is gathered the findings will be formally written up and distributed accordingly.

The term 'your child' is used within this survey but with an awareness that this may feel different for every family. The term 'adoption breakdown' is used, and again with an awareness of the varying views around this description.  

If you have experienced more than one adoption breakdown then please fill a separate survey out for each child. 

Thank you for your time in participating. If you have any queries regarding this survey then please email jenny@inspiredfoundations.co.uk

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* 1. How old was your child at placement?

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* 2. Was your child placed for adoption as a single child or as part of a sibling group?

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* 3. How old was your child at the time of the breakdown?  

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* 4. Did the breakdown occur pre or post adoption order?

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* 5. Under what circumstances did your child leave your home? 

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* 6. What were the main reasons for the adoption breaking down?

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* 7. Did you ask for help from your LA/Agency Post Adoption Service before the adoption broke down?

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* 8. Did you receive the help that you asked for? 

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* 9. During the period of the breakdown, who provided you with support?

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* 10. During the period of the breakdown, do you think any services potentially made the situation worse?

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* 11. Have you experienced difficulties with any of the following which you feel were a direct result of the adoption breakdown?

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* 12. What, if anything, may have helped to prevent the adoption from breaking down?

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* 13. How old is your child now?

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* 14. What contact do you have with your child now?

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* 15. What word/phrase do you use to describe the adoption breakdown?

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* 16. Do you have any other comments to make?

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