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Adoption and Fostering

Adoption Contact Register

Puts adopted people and their birth relatives in touch with each other if that is what they both wish.

Adoption Information Line

Presents the profile and features of children ready for adoption and supplies information on adoption basics and laws.

Adoption Interlink UK

Established for married couples and single people considering adoption. Also provides necessary information regarding adoption agencies.

Adoption UK

Supports adoptive families before, during and after adoption. Includes reports, advice, news, publications list and message board.

Be My Parent

A family-finding service for adoption and fostering children in the UK; includes information for professionals, resources for families at all stages of the process, and details of their monthly newspaper.


An independent membership organisation for professionals, foster carers and adopters, and anyone else working with or looking after children in or from care, or adults who have been affected by adoption.

DirectGov: Adoption

Official government pages about adoption and the adoption process.

First 4 Adoption

Hotline and resource for those hoping to adopt in England, supported by the Department for Education. first4adoption

Foster Care Associates (FCA)

UK wide fostering organization providing high quality foster placements to children and young people at a local level.

The Foster Care Co-operative

A registered not-for-profit co-operative that aims to increase the total number of foster homes by recruiting and training new foster carers. Includes details of services offered for children and carers, and their support.

Foster Care New

Rounding up news stories and resources related to fostering. fostercarenews

The Fostering Network

Charity working with everyone involved in fostering and foster care. Presents publications list plus details of campaigns and training and advice services, with a section for anyone thinking of fostering.

Fostering Support Ltd

Supports foster carers about whom an allegation has been made. Includes FAQ, company credentials and details of how they work.


Confidential, impartial, advice information and signposting on the broad range of issues of concern to foster carers and those interested in fostering. fosterlinegov

Intercountry Adoption Centre

Offers information on this organisation's services for adopting families, adopted adults and professionals. Includes publications list and details of an advice line and fundraising efforts.

Letterbox Club

Works to improve the educational outlook for children aged 7-11 in foster families by providing them with a parcel of educational materials once every month for six months. Includes sign up details and FAQ.

National Adoption Week

An annual campaign to promote adoption, both in the search for people prepared to adopt and to support people wanting to find out about their own adoption or about a child they put up for adoption.

National Fostering Agency

Provides information for local authorities as well as for both existing and prospective foster families.

Natural Parents Network

Charity offering support to birth families involved in adoption. Includes message board.

North East Post Adoption Service

Details this organisations services to adopted adults, birth relatives and adoptive parents, including counselling, support and tracing services. Includes FAQ.

OASIS - Overseas Adoption and Support Information Service

A support group for families at all stages of the inter-country adoption process; with details of membership, events, and a FAQ.


Therapy, advice, support, counselling and training for all those affected by adoption and permanency.

The Scottish Adoption Association

Offers information, counselling and support to anyone in Scotland who has adopted, has been adopted or is interested in adoption. Includes annual report.

Simply Fostering

Foster carer recruitment, advice and information.


Provides information about this, the UK's largest fostering and adoption charity. tactcare

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