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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 have had to adapt many of our processes around the current Covid-19 restrictions. We ensure that our work is now conducted safely adhering to the latest guidance using a mixture of online technology as well as some face-to-face meetings where it is safe and appropriate to do so.

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Informal Visit
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Registration of Interest (Stage 1)
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Training
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Application (Stage 2)
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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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Support
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Meet some of the 2,030+ 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

26 Apr
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Captain Tom 100 Campaign

Friday 30 April would have been Captain Sir Tom’s 101st birthday and is the one-year anniversary of the ext...

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01 May
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5K May

A whole month of coming together for better! You can do your 5k anywhere, anytime with anyone. You can run,...

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23 Jul
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Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge

Option A - Minimum Sponsorship - £95+£790 Option B - Self funding - £95+£395 An awesome weekend of adventur...

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Recruitment Events

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Online Adopting with Concurrent Planning information event

In line with the latest Government guidance on Covid-19, we have replaced our usual face to face informatio...

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27 Apr
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Online Adoption Information Event

As the global effect of Covid-19 continues to evolve, Adoption Matters is firmly committed to the health an...

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12 May
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Online Adoption Information Event

As the global effect of Covid-19 continues to evolve, Adoption Matters is firmly committed to the health an...

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Centre for Adoption Support Events

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Webinar – Resilience

About this Webinar: In this workshop we will explore the concept of resilience; what it is and what it is n...

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28 Apr
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Music Matters

About this group: Fancy learning to play an instrument? DJ a set? Learn all about singing, vocals and perfo...

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29 Apr
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Webinar – Sensory Processing

About this Webinar: What are sensory processing issues? The term refers to difficulties managing informatio...

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