UK wide

Adoption UK: www.adoptionuk.org provides information and support for adoptive parents, including helpline support, with separate dedicated lines for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

New Family Social: www.newfamilysocial.org.uk is the UK network for LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) adoptive families.

England

First4Adoption: www.first4adoption.org.uk is an information service for people interested in adopting a child in England.

Government website: www.gov.uk/child-adoption provides an overview of the law as it relates to adopting a child in England.

Wales

The National Adoption Service: www.adoptcymru.com promotes and supports best practice in adoption across Wales.

Scotland

Scottish Government: www.gov.scot/policies/looked-after-children/adoption/ provides an overview of the law as it relates to adopting a child in Scotland.

For a simpler overview of the law in Scotland go to: mygov.scot

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland government: www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/adopting-child

The Regional Adoption and Fostering Service: www.adoptionandfostering.hscni.net work closely with the five HSC Trusts to recruit, support and provide learning and development opportunities for adoptive families.