Finding a match

Once you are approved as an adopter we will immediately look to see if there are any children who may be suitable for you to consider

We will register you on the AdoptionLink and will also refer you to the Adoption Register which is a national database that will aim to match prospective adopters with available children.

Prospective adopters may choose to refer themselves to the Adoption Register after approval.

Activity days

Adoption activity days are events where adopters can meet a range of children waiting to be adopted in a prepared, supported, safe and fun environment.

Adopters can attend before they are approved, as long as they are in stage 2 of the adoption process, or have a confirmed panel date, and their social worker is confident they will be making a positive recommendation.

We aim to hold several adoption activity days per year. Each day is themed, full of lots of fun activities such as face painting, climbing, craft and soft play. The children’s foster carers and social workers attend the event with the children to support them and to talk to you.