Choosing the right adoption agency

is one of the most important decisions you can make.

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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. We, like many organisations, have adapted our way of working around any Covid-19 restrictions. We ensure that our work is conducted safely adhering to the latest guidance using a mixture of online technology as well as face-to-face meetings, where it is safe and appropriate to do so.

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Adoption Information Event
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Registration of Interest (Stage 1)
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Information sharing discussion (Stage 1)
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Checks (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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Match
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Placement
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Meet some of the 1,900 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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General & Fundraising Events

21 Aug
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Open Garden and Teddy Bears’ Picnic

  Grab your picnic, Teddy Bear and blanket and join Adoption Matters for our Open Garden and Teddy Bea...

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11 Sep
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Great North Run

The world’s biggest and best half marathon – famous for its warm North East welcome, unbeatable atmosphere ...

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18 Sep
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CBC Chester Charity Walk

This years CBC Chester Charity Walk will take place on Sunday 18 September 2022 and all Adoption Matters su...

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Adoption Info Events

07 Jun
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Online Adoption Information Event – 07 June

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

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15 Jun
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Adopting with Concurrent Planning Online Adoption Information Event – 15 June

Want to find out more about this innovative route to adoption combining fostering and adoption? Adopting wi...

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18 Jun
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Stoke Pride 2022

Members of our Stoke and Staffs team will again be attending Stoke Pride this year, so do come over, say he...

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Centre for Adoption Support Events

27 May
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Webinar – Self-Esteem and Self Worth

About this Webinar: This webinar has been developed to explore what shame is and how if affects us. We will...

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10 Jun
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Webinar – The Nurtured Heart Approach

About this Webinar: The Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) is a relationship-focused parenting approach which w...

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15 Jun
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Webinar – Parenting Siblings

About this Webinar: One of the greatest challenges of parenting is raising siblings; studies have shown tha...

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