CVAA is a membership organisation for voluntary adoption agencies. We work to ensure our member agencies are enabled to deliver services of excellence to children, adoptive families, and all those considering adoption, or who have been affected by it. Our members provide specialist, high quality adoption services to children and families across the United Kingdom.

Thinking about adoption?

Voluntary Adoption Agencies (VAAs) have a long history of placing children with adoptive families.

The Voluntary Adoption Sector

CVAA are developing a programme of work to support and promote practice excellence in VAAs.

CVAA Members

All CVAA members, and professionals working within our member agencies, can gain access to our member’s area.

Adoption Leadership Board

The Adoption Leadership Board exists to drive improvements in the adoption system in England.


CVAA Practice Event: Achieving Equality of Outcomes for Children Awaiting Permanence, December 2017 Tuesday 19 December 2017

This December CVAA brought together VAA adoption practice managers to discuss how we can best achieve equality of outcomes for all children awaiting permanence. We looked at what the data tells us about the types of children currently awaiting permanence, and what their journeys look like, and Dr Matt Woolgar built on this by presenting the specific challenges faced […]

Adoption Leadership Board publishes report on trends in the adoption system Thursday 7 December 2017

The Adoption Leadership Board has today published a report outlining what Adoption Leadership Board and Department for Education data tells us about the latest trends in adoption. This report highlights that after a fall in adoption decisions and placement orders following judgements in 2013, numbers have stabilised and there has been no continuing decline. At the […]