Fostering & Adoption

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Adoption - everything you need to know

Information and resources for people who are thinking of adopting or who are adoptive parents.

Fostering - everything you need to know

Information for people who are thinking of fostering or who are foster carers.

Kinship Care, Special Guardianship and Private Fostering

Find out about more information about Kinship Care, Special Guardianship and Private Fostering.

Diversity in fostering and adoption

Information for adopted and post care (fostered) adults

  • Information, advice and resources on tracing relatives can be found on
  • Information about CRB checks
  • British Adoption Project 1965-1969 BAAF is a registered and inspected Voluntary Adoption Agency and holds the adoption records of people who were adopted as young children through the British Adoption Project. This research based project operated between 1965 and 1969.

Follow the blog on adoption and fostering

Our blog has the latest sector news, as well as guest adoption and fostering bloggers from across the blogosphere.

Pregnant and considering adoption?

A brief explanation of what will happen and where to get further advice.

Join the Fostering Information Exchange

The Fostering Information Exchange is an online group on the Local Government Association’s Knowledge Hub that allows users to create connections to peers and experts in the field of fostering.

It's a great way to share learning, experiences and ideas through discussion forums, blogs and wikis.

BAAF mobile app

Learn more about BAAF's adoption and fostering mobile phone and iPad app.


Join the community

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