Why adopt with us?

We were one of the UK's first approved adoption agencies.

We're experts at connecting children who can't grow up with their birth family to stable, loving new homes. Find out what makes our approach to adoption a bit different to the norm.


The children we place for adoption

We specialise in finding adoptive families for children who might otherwise miss out on the chance to be adopted or wait longer to be adopted, for example:

  • children over four years old;
  • brothers and/or sisters;
  • children with complex needs;
  • black and minority ethnic (BME) children.

Call us on 0845 355 5533

For an informal chat with one of our friendly team. Open from Monday to Friday 9.30 - 4.30


Training and support

We recognise that parents need training and support before and after they adopt. We offer tailored training to meet different needs from therapeutic parenting to caring for children who’ve experienced separation, loss and trauma to planning for introductions.

Through every step of the process, from the initial stages through to placement and the adoption order, our experienced team will support you and provide you with the advice you need to succeed. We understand the particular difficulties you and your child or young person may be facing.

We run support groups for adoptive parents, and social events for adoptive families so that they can meet with people who are going through a similar experience.

Get in touch

"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 adoptive parent