Partner Authorities

See who we've been working with

We have been working closely with the adoption teams of local authorities around the country and we couldn’t have made the series without them.


Bournemouth’s adoption team won the BAAF Adoption Service of the Year award for 2012. The team would love to hear from anyone across Dorset, Hampshire & Wiltshire willing to give a safe and loving home to a child.

Cheshire West and Chester

Cheshire West and Chester Council have an excellent record of ensuring children are adopted into loving families, and also have a great range of post-adoption support services available. We would particularly like to hear from people who are interested in adoption of children with disabilities or sibling groups.


The City of Edinburgh Council welcomes prospective adopters from Edinburgh and surrounding areas. They are especially keen to hear from people who could provide a loving home to siblings or children with disabilities. Contact us to find out more on 0800 174 833 or visit


Start your adventure and find out more about adoption in Somerset today. In Somerset there are between 25 and 30 children waiting for an adoptive family in any one month, and we need more people to adopt. We particularly need parents for children who often wait longer to be adopted, such as two or more siblings, twins, children over five and children with additional needs.


In Southend-on-Sea we have a wide variety of children who need the chance to experience and the opportunity to belong to their own loving family. We ask: if not you, then who? If not now, then when? We would love to see you at one of our monthly information events. Please visit our website for details.


We have many children who are currently looking for new homes. If you could love a child who was not born to you, provide them with support throughout their lives and help them with the unknown, then we would love to have a conversation with you. If you are interested in adopting with Southwark then please visit our website.


Stoke-on-Trent needs adopters who are able to care for a wide range of children, many of whom have had very difficult pre-birth and early years experiences while living within their birth families. We are particularly interested in adopters who are resilient, who can support children to develop strong attachments, and most particularly have a really good sense of humour and want to make a difference to a child's life.


Surrey Adoption Service is particularly keen to hear from enquirers able to consider siblings, children with additional needs or those over 3 years of age. Although most of our adopting families live within the county, we will consider enquirers from beyond our borders on a case by case basis.