Jim Clifford, chairman of It's All About Me (IAAM) adoption and head of not-for-profit advisory at Baker Tilly, is himself adopted and has adopted nine children with his wife. He said:
Adopting older children is not always easy, as many carry with them the legacy of neglect and trauma in their early years.
However, with the right training and support, it can be an incredibly rewarding experience for both the parent and the child, and I would encourage anyone with an interest to find out more.
We have had a fantastic response to the IAAM scheme from local authorities so far, many of whom recognise the benefit of working closely with the voluntary adoption sector.
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