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 Adoption Support Practice Excellence Event, October 2017 Thursday 2 November 2017

This October CVAA held a Practice Excellence event focusing on Adoption Support, where we were joined by Professor Julie Selwyn and a wonderfully engaged group of support practitioners. With evidence informed practice and impact measurement at the heart of CVAA’s practice programme, delegates considered how a Theory of Change model could help them illustrate the […]

CVAA statement on Adoption UK/BBC Survey Wednesday 27 September 2017

Adoption can provide a loving stable home to the most vulnerable children in our society and brings much joy to many families. The recent survey carried out with Adoption UK for File on 4 endorsed this: nine out of ten people who responded are glad that they adopted. CVAA recognises the challenges of adoption against […]