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

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.

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!