About Jigsaw Adoption

The assessment processes undertaken by a independent adoption agency and by a local authority are governed by the same laws and guidelines and will contain the same elements. The experience of going through the assessment process will vary depending on the culture and values of the adoption agency you go through. At Jigsaw, a number of team members have been through the process themselves as we understand that it is a very demanding experience for adopters. We are therefore committed to supporting you through the process and always treating you with respect. 

When you are approved and reach the matching stage, the main difference is that a local authority tend to prefer to match you with a child looked after by itself. As an independent adoption agency, we are not tied to any local authority and can look for a suitable child all over England and Wales. 

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