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Adoption activity days

1st November 2017
NFS agency member Coram has announced a number of activity days open to approved adopters, or those approaching panel. The days - which take place across England - are an opportunity to to meet a rang...


17th October 2017
Lion special screening in Bristol - with an adoption Q&A - 21 October As part of National Adoption Week 2017, New Family Social member agency CCS Adoption will hold a special film screening of...

Bristol adoption drop-in event for LGBT people

17th October 2017
LGBT recruitment drop-in event, 10am-12pm, 4 November CCS Adoption - a New Family Social member agency - will hold a drop-in adoption information event in Bristol for potential LGBT adopters on 4 Nov...

The Adoptables are recruiting! (Coram)

23rd May 2017
The Adoptables is a peer network of adopted young people aged 13-25. They share their experiences as adopted young people at home, in school and in post-adoption support, with professionals, schools a...

50 Babies given the best start thanks to Specialist Adoption Programme (Adoption Matters/Caritas Care)

19th May 2017
[caption id="attachment_6096" align="alignright" width="300"] Members of the NW Concurrent Planning Service together with Adoption Matters & Caritas Care Chief Executive's Norman Goodwin, CBE &...

We adopted our baby through Concurrent Planning (Adoption Matters)

25th April 2017
Helen & Simone adopted a baby through the NW Concurrent Planning Service, a partnership service Adoption Matters runs in collaboration with Caritas Care.  Here is Helen and Simone's story of t...

Parenting training schemes and mentors crucial in supporting adopters through adoption journey (Coram)

27th March 2017
  A new research report published by Coram for The Cornerstone Partnership (Cornerstone) has uncovered the importance of early access to parenting training schemes and independent mentors in s...

Adopter Voice Champions needed (Adoption UK)

24th March 2017
    Adopter Voice is a service provided by Adoption UK, the country’s largest adopter led community. Established to work with local authorities and regional adoption agencies, it...

LGBT adopters from Bedford borough share their story

16th March 2017
As a gay couple looking to adopt a child there are many who, even today, don’t approve of a child being raised in a family like ours. Legally, we have every equal right to adopt, although from forum...

Rachel & Annie’s adoption story (Diagrama blog)

7th March 2017
Today marks the start of LGBT Adoption and Fostering week 2017 – and Diagrama Adoption is, as always, proud to support this campaign. Diagrama Adoption welcomes enquiries from people from all wal...