BONIN, E-M. et al., 2013. Supporting adoption and supporting families that adopt value for money. Executive summary. London: Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre, Working Paper No. 21.
Based on a review of national statistics and UK-based quantitative research studies
published since 2000, this paper summarises our research on the costs associated
with adoption and post-adoption support for families who adopt children from care.
The cost of adoption from age 4 to age 16 was estimated, alongside the cost savings
associated with three ‘what if’ policy scenarios. The main points from the literature
review are identified, as well as the evidence gaps.
This is a report. The Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre is an independent research centre with
funding from the Department for Education. It is a partnership between the Thomas
Coram Research Unit (TCRU) and other centres at the Institute of Education, the
Centre for Child and Family Research (CCFR) at Loughborough University and the
Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the University of Kent.