Annual Review 2013/14 now available

Our latest Annual Review report is now available. Read over our recent highlights and learn more about the range of work we've carried out over the past year

View and download the Annual Review here

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


Blog: But wouldn't you rather have a baby?

"My son was so ready for adoption when he came to me...he threw himself body and soul into our extended family, and loved us all with an intensity that startled us."

Read Isobel's powerful real-life story of her experience adopting an older child on our blog.

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 conference

Achieving permanence through fostering with keynote address from Edward Timpson MP

22 Oct 2014

Permanence also needs to be considered in legal contexts other than adoption, and thinking about this has driven legislative change in England that will come into force in summer 2014.

This conference brings together interested parties to consider these legislative changes, and to look at opportunities to promote permanence through fostering.

Find out more and book your place today.

Run to the Beat 2014

Run to the Beat 2014

If you love running and music, Run to the Beat 2014 is the perfect event for you!

Sure Run to the Beat, London’s Music 10k, is so much more than just a running event. With top DJ’s pumping out motivational tunes as you eat up the miles and a set from the headline act to look forward to at the finish line, the atmosphere will be like nothing you have ever seen at a running event before.

If this sounds like the right event for you, contact us on 020 7421 2636 or and book your place with us today!