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We know that the Church is uniquely placed to offer its help to children who need adoptive families – both in terms of finding families to adopt and providing the warm, loving community of support to wrap around those who do.

We are proud of our Christian roots and our work within the community. Whilst originating from a Church of England background, we now operate independently of the church; however, it’s ethos and value base continues to inspire our work and we retain strong links with Dioceses across the country. We value our relationships with the many churches we work with to raise awareness of adoption.

Our values

Honest and fair – We undertake to treat every case fairly on its individual merits and to be honest and realistic in all our communications.
Inclusive – We strive to ensure equality of opportunity, both for our adoptive families and amongst our staff and Trustees regardless of gender, race, religion, culture, heritage, age, disability or sexuality.
Flexible – We aim to continually develop and improve our services and increase engagement with our service users, using their feedback and suggestions to inform future developments.
Ethical – We maintain strong family values and a compassionate, empathetic approach within all the work we do, embracing equally those who have religious beliefs of any denomination and those who do not.
Celebrating difference – We work within a culture of respect and acceptance, treating everyone who engages with the agency fairly, professionally and with respect to people’s right to confidentiality.


Our partnership with Home for Good

We have been partners with Christian charity Home for Good since 2014.  In January 2015, an Adoption Matters led consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies, together with Home for Good, were awarded funding by the Department of Education to develop a model to encourage more people from the Christian community to consider adoption and become adoptive parents for the children who wait the longest in care.

The partnership was a great success recruiting many new adoptive families and we continue to work closely with Home for Good.

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We encourage enquiries from people of all faiths. We have promoted recent Adoption Fridays run by charity My Adoption Family and supported by the Muslim Council of Britain. The day raises awareness about adoption within the Muslim community with a particular focus on recruiting in more Black, Asian and other ethnic group adopters for children waiting. On the day, during the Jummah Khutbah, mosques across the country talk about the important role adoptive parents play.


Sumiya & Shahid

The first moment we saw him, our hearts melted. Those big brown eyes and wide smile. We knew we were making the right decision trying the concurrent planning route.”

Sumiya and Shahid married in 2001 and had already talked about having a big family. But, after two rounds of IVF it wasn’t to be.

Sumiya said: “God didn’t give us the blessing of having our own children, so we are looking at others to give us that.”


Rachel & Paul

As a family we have always been members of a local church and through the church we have been massively supported. Adoption Matters works in partnership with Home for Good, a Christian charity, and through them and the wider church we have been able to help and support many families considering adoption and those that are sometimes struggling with the reality of parenting traumatised children.

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Christian bloggers

We are delighted that some of our Christian adopters have chosen to set up their own adoption blogs to share their journey with other prospective adopters. Please click the below links to visit their websites.

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