Services: Public Sector/Local Authorities

English, Scottish and Irish Regional Adoption Agencies
England: North East
Together for Children RAA
LA Sunderland, Cumbria, County Durham.
www.togetherforchildren.org.uk Tel 0191 520 5560

Adoption Tees Valley RAA
LA Stockton-On-Tees, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Redcar and Cleveland & Darlington
www.adoptionteesvalley.org.uk Tel 01642 526 400

One Adoption (North and Humber) RAA
The City of York, East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, and North Yorkshire County Council. VAA first4adoptionTel 0345 305 2576. www.oneadoption.co.uk.

England: North West
Adoption Now North West England Regional Adoption Agency (RAA)
LA Blackburn with Darwin, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Tameside, Oldham.
Voluntary Adoption Agency (VAA) Caritas Care & Adoption Matters.
www.adoptionnow.org.uk. Tel 01204 336 094.

Adoption Counts RAA
Greater Manchester: Cheshire East, Stockport, Manchester, Trafford, Salford & Cheshire.
VAA Caritas Care and Adoption Matters
www.adoptioncounts.org.uk contact by adoptioncounts@adoptioncounts.org.uk

One Adoption (West Yorkshire) RAA
VAA Adopters for Adoption, Adoption matters & After Adoption
www.oneadoption.co.uk/west-yorkshire Tel 0113 378 3535.

One Adoption (South Yorkshire) RAA
North & Humber Tel 0345 305 2576 and West Yorkshire Tel 0113 378 3535
www.oneadoption.co.uk/southyorkshire

Lancashire County Council
www.lancashire.gov.uk/adoption Tel 0300 123 6723
OFSTED Good
VAA first4adoption

Adoption Now RAA
North West England Blackburn with Darwin, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Tameside, Oldham.
VAA Caritas Care & Adoption Matters.
www.adoptionnow.org.uk Tel 01204 336 094

gAIM Adoption in Merseyside RAA
Knowsley. Liverpool, Sefton, and Wirral
https://adoptioninmerseyside.co.uk Tel 0151 477 8700

Together for Adoption RAA
Cheshire West & Chester, St Helen’s Council, Warrington, Halton, Warrington Borough Council and Wigan Council.
www.togetherforadoption.co.uk www.togetherforadoption.co.uk Tel 01942 487 272

England: Midlands

East Midlands RAA
Derby City, Derbyshire County, Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire County, Leicester City, Rutland County, Leicestershire County, and Lincolnshire
VAA Faith in Families and Coram East Midlands.
https://www.adoptioneastmidlands.org.uk Tel 0115 804 4567

North Midlands RAA
Shropshire Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Staffordshire County Council and Telford & Wrekin Council.
https://www.roominyourheartforadoption.co.uk/ Tel 0800 783 8798.

Birmingham Children’s Trust
https://www.birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk/adoptionandfostering Tel: 0121 303 1888

North Lincolnshire Council
https://www.northlincs.gov.uk/people-health-and-care/adoption/ Tel: 01724 297024

England: Central

Adoption Central England RAA
Coventry City, Solihull MBC, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and Herefordshire.
https://www.aceadoption.com/ Tel 0300 369 0556

ADOPTION@Heart RAA
City of Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall Council, and Sandwell Child Trust.
https://www.adoptionatheart.org.uk Tel: 01902 783 8798

Herefordshire County Council
https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/Childrens-social-care/Adoption/Adoption.aspx
Tel: 0800 917 0925

Adoption East RAA
Southend, Thurrock, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Herefordshire, Bedford & Luton Councils.
https://www.adopteast.org.uk contact your local individual agency

England: South East
Cambridgeshire RAA
Cambridgeshire Council and Peterborough Council
St Francis’ Children’s Society
www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/fostering-and-adoption
Tel 0300 123 1092

Bedford Adoption RAA
Bedford borough, Buckinghamshire County, Central Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes Council
https://www.adoptionconnects.co.uk/ Tel: 0300 300 8090

Norfolk County and Northamptonshire Council RAA
Adoption plus and Coram Cambridgeshire adoption
https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/care-for-children-and-families Tel: 01494 586 349

Adopt Thames Valley RAA
Bracknell Forest, Oxfordshire, Wokingham Borough, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, West Berkshire, Reading Borough, Oxfordshire, and Swindon Borough Council.
VAA Parent and Child Together.
www.adoptthamesvalley.co.uk Tel 01865 323 112

Adoption South East RAA
Brighton & Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council, Surrey County Council, Surrey County Council, West Sussex County Council
www.adoptionsoutheast.org.uk No telephone number. Email application.

Adopt South RAA
LA Isle of Wight, Portsmouth & Southampton.
VAA Barnardo’s, PACT & Adoption UK. www.adoptsouth.org.uk or 0300 3000 011.
England: South West
Adoption West RAA
Wiltshire Council, North Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset 01225 712 827,
Gloucestershire & South Gloucestershire 01452 427753,
North Somerset, and Bristol City Council & North Somerset 0117 357 4118
www.adoptionwest.co.uk

Adoption South West RAA
Devon, Somerset, Plymouth, and Torbay
www.adoptsouthwest.org.uk Tel 0345 155 1076

Kent RAA
Kent County Council www.kentadoption.co.uk Tel 03000 420 508
Bexley County Council www.Bexley.gov.uk Tel 0800 783 7699
Medway Council www.medway.gov.uk Tel 01634 335 676

Aspire Adoption RAA
BPC Council & Dorset Council, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Devon
www.aspireadoption.co.uk Tel 0300 123 9868

Cornwall Council
https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/adoption Tel: 01872 322 200

England: Greater London

Adopt London RAA
Barking & Dagenham, Barnet, Brent, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Havering, Hounslow, Islington, Kingston, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, and Wandsworth.
www.adoptlondon.org.uk
Adopt London North 020 7527 4777
Adopt London East 01708 434 547
Adopt London South 020 7525 1746
Adopt London West 020 8825 5241

Ambitious for Adoption RAA
Harrow, Bromley, Hillingdon, Waltham Forest, City of London, Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster, Slough, and Greenwich.
VAA Coram.
https://www.coramadoption.org.uk/about-us/ambitious-adoption-harrow Tel: 0207 520 0383

Ireland

Ireland
The Adoption Authority Ireland
https://aai.gov.ie/en Tel 3531 2309 349l

Northern Ireland
https://adoptionandfostercare.hscni.net
Scotland
There are 32 local authorities in Scotland that offer adoption Services and 4 voluntary sector agencies; Scottish Adoption, St Andrew’s Children’s Society, Barnardo’s Scotland Adoption Placement Services and St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society.

http://www.scotlandsadoptionregister.org.uk/find-an-agency/

Wales
National Adoption Service Wales
https://adoptcymru.com/