BAAF President included in Queen's birthday honours list

BAAF would like to congratulate our President, Rupert Hambro, who has been awarded a CBE for charitable services.

Alan Rushton was awarded an OBE for services to adoption, Hedi Argent received an MBE for services to children and families, as did Avril and Ron Head – while Marion Layberry was awarded an OBE.

BAAF matches record number of children with adoptive families

We are delighted that over 1,000 children have been matched with adoptive families over the past year.

For the first time in our 34 years of ‘Placing Children First’, BAAF’s family finding services have helped match 1,023 children with adoptive families (2013/14). Read the full news release here

Read latest adoption and fostering stories on our blog

Read the latest views and first-hand stories from those experiencing adoption and fostering in the UK.

From parents and guardians, to children and young people themselves – keep up to date with their latest perspectives on our weekly 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


Recently published

Parenting matters genetic disorders front cover

Parenting a child with, or at risk of, genetic disorders

£7.95The latest title in the Parenting Matters series which provides a combination of expert knowledge about a particular condition, useful help and advice with the first hand parenting experiences of adopters and foster carers.

Upcoming course

Securing Children's Futures

14 Jan 2015

This post-qualifying course is aimed at social workers and managers in children and families teams and other specialist settings, and family placement workers from across the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors.

Applications to the course are welcomed from social workers and managers from across the spectrum of children and families work, including family placement.

Find out more and book your place today.

London to Brighton Cycle 2014

London Brighton Cycle 2014

Do it for BAAF! Only a few places left on the London to Brighton Cycle event, September 2014.

Get in touch with Marta now on 0207 421 2630 for further information.