Early Permanence stories

What is Early Permanence like? Am I emotionally resilient enough to cope with the risk? Will the baby be too damaged to form a bond? 

White mum holding up baby girlWe've brought together some of the experiences of Coram Early Permanence carers to help you understand what is involved and decide whether it might be right for you.

All our stories are real but names and identities have been changed to protect anonymity. Photographs are posed by models. 

1. How an Early Permanence placement can help a newborn baby

Read Billy's story

2. How an Early Permanence placement helped repair a child's loss

Read Ashan's story

3. How we took a risk to help a baby after a difficult start

Read Evan's story

4. How we gave a baby love at an uncertain time

Read Lily's story

5. How an Early Permanence placement can help turn a young child's life around

Read William's story

6. How Early Permanence carers supported a child to return to their birth family

Read Leah’s story

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