Why choose Adoption Matters?

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There are 2,110 children waiting right now for adoption in England

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Single, working, retired, LGBTQ+, growing or starting your family #YouCanAdopt

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Adoption Matters

From the first phone call,
to the first grandchild.
We're here for you.

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The Process

The adoption process starts with your first email or call to us, right through to a child's first years with you and beyond. Below is an overview of the stages of the adoption process to give you an idea of what to expect.

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Enquiry
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Online event, one to one video call, visit to you at home
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Registration of Interest (Stage 1)
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Information sharing discussion (Stage 1)
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Checks/references(Stage 1)
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Preparation Training (Stage 1)
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Formal Application (Stage 2)
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Approval
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Family Finding
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Linking and Matching
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Placement
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Meet some of the 2,110 children waiting to be adopted

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Carrie-May – Aged 6

Carrie-May – Aged 6

Carrie May (6) is a bright little girl who loves all things girly. She likes to sing along to songs that sh...

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Barney and Mason – Aged 6 and 3

Barney and Mason – Aged 6 and 3

Barney (5) and Mason (3) are brothers who have always lived together, and want to stay together. They have ...

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Lola – Aged 4

Lola – Aged 4

Lola (4) has a cheeky personality and a lovely smile. She likes sensory activities such as popping bubbles,...

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Jayden – Aged 2

Jayden – Aged 2

  Jayden (2) is a happy, smiley boy who loves to be around people. He likes to make a lot of noise and...

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Kira and Olivia – Aged 5 and 2

Kira and Olivia – Aged 5 and 2

Kira (5) and Olivia (2). Kira has had a lot of changes in her life and she needs a family who can give her ...

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Upcoming Events

Check out our latest recruitment, fundraising and Centre for Adoption Support events.

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Adoption Info Events

22 Feb
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Online Adoption Information Event – 22 February

Our online adoption information events are a convenient way to find out more about adoption, our Ofsted out...

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09 Mar
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Online Adoption Information Event – 09 March

Our online adoption information events are a convenient way to find out more about adoption, our Ofsted out...

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19 Mar
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Online Adoption Information Event – 19 March

Our online adoption information events are a convenient way to find out more about adoption, our Ofsted out...

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Centre for Adoption Support Events

23 Feb
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Webinar – Sensory Processing

About this Webinar: Our Sensory Support packages are very popular and this webinar is an excellent introduc...

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27 Mar
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Webinar – You and Your Support Network

About this Webinar: This is the only webinar that we offer where we request that you attend along with your...

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11 Apr
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Webinar – Lifestory: Making Sense of the Past

About this Webinar: Lifestory work is a social work intervention with children and adults designed to recog...

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General & Fundraising Events

26 May
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Great Manchester 10k 2024

Calling all fanatical runners to come forward and raise funds on behalf of Adoption Matters! We are so plea...

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08 Sep
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Great North Run 2024

Calling all fanatical runners to come forward and raise funds on behalf of Adoption Matters! We are so plea...

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