National Adoption Week 2014: free media coverage for children awaiting adoption

Are you family-finding for children, particularly sibling groups needing adoption who may benefit from free publicity in the mainstream media?

National Adoption Week is supported by local and national media who offer BAAF FREE space to profile waiting children. Find out more now.

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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Contact after adoption


This report presents the findings of a longitudinal study that followed up a group of adopted children, their adoptive parents and birth relatives, where some form of post-adoption contact was planned. It presents a strong body of evidence about the impact of open adoption on all those involved, and on how children’s experiences of, and need for, contact change as they grow and develop.

Upcoming workshop

Siblings - Together or Apart?

09 Oct 2014

Being looked after by a Local Authority can be the beginning of a child’s permanent separation from brothers and sisters they already know and can also mean a child loses any opportunity to know siblings as yet unborn..

This one-day workshop will explore the nature and meanings of sibling relationships and how to assess them

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!