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Some children and young people cannot grow up with their birth families for a variety of reasons.

Connecting lives

People like you open your homes and create a new family where these children can grow in a loving, secure home.

Many children needing adoption have been abused, either physically or sexually, while others have been neglected and not given love and stimulation. As a result, many children are angry or confused about what is happening to them.

They need a great deal of love and attention to help them adjust to stable family life and grow into happy, confident adults. We will prepare you with the skills to adopt children who have been abused or neglected, and support you throughout the process.

Currently, we are working in partnership with New Family Social, the charity for LGBT adopters and foster carers, and are highlighting how the LGBT community could help the 6,000 children that need adopting every year, and the additional 8,600 foster carers that must be found in 2014.

LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week runs from the 3rd March and we are holding a number of information events to find out more about adoption.

Some children wait longer to be adopted. For those children we have launched a new service that helps children who have struggled to find a home called 'It's all about me'.

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What our adopters say 

  • 86% of adopters said that our on-going support was very good or good
  • 94% of adopters said that the speed of response on initial contact was very good or good
  • "Action for Children’s support is of the utmost quality. I have never had a time when I haven’t had a reply from a call or query." Action for Children adopter
  • "High quality of support - lots of listening, encouragement, knowledge and back up." Action for Children adopter  

Contact us for an information pack

Complete our simple, online contact form 
adoption@actionforchildren.org.uk 
Phone: 0845 355 5533