About us

We are the UK’s leading adoption and fostering membership association, which promotes the highest standards of practice in adoption, fostering and childcare services in social work, health, legal and other professional bodies on behalf of children separated from their birth families.

We aim to increase public understanding of the issues and to act as an independent voice for children, informing and influencing policy-makers, all those responsible for children and young people and public opinion at large. BAAF works within a children-orientated, multi-disciplinary and anti-discriminatory framework.

What we believe in

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Who we are


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Corporate publications

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Policies and procedures

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