National adoption news

You Can Adopt – Recruitment Campaign – request for life stories

You Can Adopt would love to hear from parents who can speak passionately about their adoption journeys – including the ups and downs, the rewards and the challenges, and ultimately why it’s been so worthwhile.

New birth family services mapping project launched

The Family Rights Group has recently launched a groundbreaking project to map support services for birth families in England. These services include advice, peer-to-peer support, and therapeutic assistance.

We welcome Cornwall Council and the Isles of Scilly adoption to our Regional Adoption Agency

Adoption services for Cornwall Council and the Isles of Scilly join the Regional Adoption Agency, Adopt South West, from Monday 1 April 2024.

LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering Week 2024

For members of the LGBTQ+ community thinking about adopting or fostering, the question absolutely shouldn’t be “Will my sexual orientation or gender identity count against me?” 

LGBTQ+ people from ethnically diverse backgrounds called to adopt

Social workers can struggle to find appropriate adoption and fostering placements for looked after children from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Too few approved adopters and foster carers share the same culture and heritage as these children.

Change to Adoption Support Funding (ASF)

A new name change for the Adoption and special guardianship support fund (ASGSF). The ASGSF model is based on the existing statutory framework for the assessment of adoption support or SGO support needs and the provision of support services.

The Adoption Barometer survey 2024 is now open!

Adoption UK needs your help to build the case for more support. This year there is just one survey, for both adopted people and adopters. Share your views of the past year now!

Cornwall Council adoption service to join Adopt South West

Cornwall Council’s adoption service, which also covers the Isles of Scilly, is to join the Regional Adoption Agency, Adopt South West, from April 2024.