Below we provide a set of links to organisations and data sources that you may find useful.

Adoption UK

Adoption UK is a charity aiming to provide support, awareness and understanding for  those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents

After Adoption

After Adoption offer independent services to support individuals and families at any stage of the adoption journey

First for Adoption

first4adoption provides information for people interested in adopting in England

Adoption Register 

 The Adoption register operates an online database that stores the details of children waiting to be adopted where their own agency has not found the right adoptive family to match them. Similarly the database also holds the details of approved adopters who are waiting to be matched with the right child for them

Adoption Link

Adoption Link is an online service where adopters and family finders can share profiles directly to help children find new parents and to help adopters build families


Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. All independent adoption agencies have to be registered with Ofsted



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