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There are 2,410 children waiting waiting for their adoptive family

Some wait longer than others.

We want to help change that, could you?

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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 2,410 children waiting to be adopted

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Introducing Chase and Freya

Introducing Chase and Freya

Chase, 5 and Freya, 4, have always lived together and need a family where they can grow up together and hav...

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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

08 Jun
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Online Adoption Information Event – 08 June

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

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20 Jun
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Online Adoption Information Event – 20 June

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

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08 Jul
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Online Adoption Information Event – 08 July

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

28 Jun
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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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16 Sep
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Webinar – Self-Esteem & Shame

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

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23 Sep
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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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General & Fundraising Events

29 Jun
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Kate and Martin Slack’s Garden Party in aid of Adoption Matters

We are delighted to invite you to Kate and Martin’s Garden Party in aid of children’s charity and voluntary...

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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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