What do we mean by a ‘Forever Family’? For some children in care, although they have contact with their birth parents, returning home is neither possible nor desirable. They need the security of permanence, and adoption is usually the best way of achieving this.
Moving a child from one set of carers to another does not help them through their emotional and behavioural difficulties; in fact, it generally exacerbates the situation. They need to work through their pain and know that they belong and are in a safe place, without fearing that one bad move will lead to further rejection.
Cornerstone carers are committed to providing stable family life for as long as the children need them – even beyond their time in care – while at the same time preparing them for adult independence.