Blog: We count our double blessings every day

Ahead of National Adoption Week which launches on 3rd November, we hear from Emma who has adopted a little brother and sister with her husband.

Read on for her full story on our blog.

Have you got a story to tell?

Hearing people’s first-hand experiences is one of the most effective ways of engaging the public and helping them understand what adoption and fostering is all about.

Would you like to help BAAF raise awareness of adoption and fostering by being a media volunteer?

Find out more


Autumn book sale

Throughout October, three of our most popular books series are available to buy at great value special prices.

Our Akamas training programme series, the complete Adoption Research Initiative studies, and our ever-popular Parenting Matters collection are all on offer. See our bookshop for further details.

Looking for an agency?

Our directory lists over 500 agencies in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, all of which are members of BAAF.

Find an adoption or fostering agency near you via our agency search directory page.

Recently published

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Preparing to Adopt England 2014 - Applicant’s Workbook


Preparing to Adopt is a well-established and highly respected training programme that agencies can use to offer relevant, high quality and comprehensive preparation for people who wish to adopt. This new edition has been revised in the light of a major programme of adoption reform in England, following concerns about delay and consequent changes in the adoption process.

Upcoming workshop

Working with the Aftermath of Sexual Abuse

27 Nov 2014

We have a workshop in Leeds which will help professionals develop a child–centred and holistic approach to working with abused children.

Find out more and book your place today.

Upcoming fundraising events

Run for BAAF: Bupa Great South Run 5k

Registration for the Bupa Great South Run 5K is now open. Sign up before the 25th October to secure your own place.

For more details contact the Fundraising team on 020 7421 2636 or send us an email at

Isle of Wight Road Cycle

Winter doesn't mean that you should stop riding! Wiggle Events are putting on a road cycle on the Isle of Wight on the 30th November.

There are two route options (61 Miles and 42 Miles) with festive feed stations along the way providing mince pies and hot drinks to raise the Christmas spirit!

For more details contact the Fundraising team on 020 7421 2636 or send us an email at