When children move from foster care into adoption the transition tends to take place within a tight timeframe, usually between seven and 14 days, with no contact between the child and the foster carer for several months after the move, if at all. Very little attention or research has been aimed at understanding the rationale for these procedures. Together with social work colleagues in a Looked After Children's team, two child psychotherapists carried out a piece of qualitative research, interviewing foster c…
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