Adoption & Fostering

UPDATED 02.05.2024
In this section you can find support for:
- Adoption Organisations
- Adopted Organisations
- Fostering Organisations

Adoption Organisations

Adoption in UK

Information from the Government on adoption in UK.

Adoption UK

Support and advocacy for those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents.
Helpline: 0300 666 0006 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 2.30pm for England, Wales & Scotland and Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm for N. Ireland)

British Pregnancy Advisory Service - BPAS 

Information from BPAS for pregnant women considering adoption as the best option for their baby.

CVAA - Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies

The Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies, provide information about adoption and specialist adoption services to children and families.


An information service for adopting in England.
Email: helpdesk@first4adoption.org.uk

Kinship Care 

CorumBAAF information on Kinship Care, also known as ‘family and friends care’.

New Family Social

A network for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) adoptive and foster families. Offering support when considering adoption or fostering, both throughout the process and once you have adopted or fostered.

St David’s Children’s Society

Provides locally based adoption services across all of Wales and Herefordshire.


Adopted Organisations

Adoption Records

The Adoption Contact Register is for anyone adopted or for relatives of anyone adopted who have an interest in finding their family.

Adoption Search Reunion

A BAAF search service for adopted people, birth relatives and adoptive relatives.

Birthlink – Scotland

A range of services for anyone in Scotland separated by adoption.


Specialist support for all affected by adoption. Also offer access to adoption records, searching and intermediary services.

Fostering Organisations


Working with local authorities to provide a broad range of fostering and adoption services, including placements for children with extra needs.

Care Visons Scotland 

Independent care agency working in Scotland to help both those looking to foster a child and the children themselves to find a placement.

FCA Scotland – Foster Care Associates 

Support for foster carers, children and young people.


Impartial advice and information for those considering fostering and for foster carers. 
Helpline: 0800 040 7675 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Email: enquiries@fosterline.info

Kinship Compass

Online information, advice and support for kinship carers at every stage of the kinship journey.


Providing foster families for children and young people in the care of local authorities.
Enquiries: 0330 123 2250 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)

The Fostering Network

Information about becoming a foster parent.