A voluntary adoption agency and one of the largest providers of adoption support in the UK. After Adoption provides support to anyone with a connection to adoption as well as finding families for children currently in the care system.
They run three helplines:
- ActionLine is available to all adults affected by adoption and professionals with an adoption connection.
- TALKadoption is dedicated to those aged under 25.
- BirthTies is for birth parents whose child is at risk of being adopted or has been lost to adoption
ActionLine: 0800 056 8578
TALKadoption: 0808 808 1234
BirthTies: 0800 840 2020
An online database that stores the details of children waiting to be adopted where their own agency has not found the right adoptive family to match them. The database also holds the details of approved adopters who are waiting to be matched with the right child for them.
There is also a staff team of experienced database operators who look at the information on the database to see whether they can suggest possible matches between children and approved adopters who are waiting.
Campaigns for children separated from their birth families. Provides information, free advice, recruits adopters and permanent foster parents, and the website can help you find your local agencies and consultancy services provided for professionals involved in adoption.
Foser carers' advice run by FosterTalk. Provides foster carers with confidential and impartial advice about fostering, including concerns about children's future, allegations, complaints, changes in legislation, and financial matters.
Telephone: 0800 040 7675
Fosterline advisers respond to enquiries by telephone, email and on the Fosterline Interactive Forum, on Monday - Friday between 9am to 5pm.
UK-wide membership charity for those with a personal or professional interest in fostering. Its services include information and advice, practical support, publications and training. It also works for high standards in foster care. It provides a helpline for members (details on the website).
Offers counselling, advice and information to anyone affected by adoption.
London office Advice Line: Tel 020 7284 5879
Monday, Tuesday & Friday 10.00am-4.00pm
Wednesday & Thursday 2.00pm-7.30pm
Leeds office Advice Line: 0113 230 2100
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00am-1.00pm
Education Advice Line: Tel 020 7284 5879
Wednesday 10.00am–12.00pm (excluding half term and school holidays)
This is an opportunity to speak to PAC-UK's Educational Psychologist about any issues to do with meeting the educational needs of permanently placed children and young people
TACT is the UK's largest charity and voluntary agency providing fostering and adoption services. They campaign on behalf of children and young people in care, carers, their families and adoptive families.
Telephone: 0808 115 6500