Chief Executive vacancy

Our Board of Trustees is seeking a strong and visionary leader to build on BAAF’s achievements and take the organisation into a new era.

The right candidate will develop and deliver our strategy, cutting-edge programmes, and actively promote the interests of children and young people to ensure that BAAF continues to be a well respected and highly influential voice for adoption, fostering and children’s rights in the UK. Full details here.

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

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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

Letting them Shine! - Profiling Children for Adoption and Foster Care

25 Sep 2014

There are many children who need families and your local authority has a duty to bring them to the attention of prospective adopters.

This workshop will set the context of the need for child profiling in adoption and how to maximise profiling opportunities and available resources.

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!