New route to adoption through Milton Keynes agency

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Milton Keynes adoption agency St. Francis’ Children’s Society is launching a new initiative offering an alternative route to adoption.

Launching on Thursday, March 1, The Triangle Project will offer early permanence placements for vulnerable children. This allows children to be placed with approved adopters who have also been approved as foster carers.

The Triangle Project sees SFCS entering into a partnership with another successful and experienced adoption agency, Adoption Focus.

Both agencies work with children who need a loving and secure home and to become a part of their new family as quickly as possible.

But children in local authority care must wait while decisions are made about their futures. Often, children experience a number of temporary placements with foster carers during this time.

The Triangle Project offers early permanence placements, where children are placed with foster carers who are likely to become their adopters.

Howard Parker, registered manager of The Triangle Project, said: “It’s very exciting that St Francis’ Children’s Society and Adoption Focus have been able to launch The Triangle Project together to offer early permanence placements for vulnerable children. Early permanence is a child-centred solution which means that while these children are in care they are less likely to endure the stress and damage of multiple moves and broken attachments.

As the children are fostered at an early stage by the people who are likely to become their adopters, the bonding process can begin much earlier than in a standard adoptive placement.”

For more information about The Triangle Project visit www.triangleproject.org.uk