For members of the press:

National Adoption Week dates announced

The dates of this year’s National Adoption Week have been announced as 19 to the 25 October 2015. If you intend on covering the week please contact the media team as we will be commissioning case studies nearer to the event.

Alternatively for more information visit the National Adoption Week website

General press enquiries

If you need more information or would like to arrange an interview, please call our media team on 020 7421 2633/32 or email

If you are a journalist with an urgent out of hours press enquiry, please contact the press office on 0776 744 4589.

Press team:

Senior Media and PR Officer: Jane Elston – - 020 7421 2633

Press Officer: Millie Clarke – – 020 7421 2632

Please note that unfortunately we don’t have the capacity to arrange interviews with our experts for students.

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My birth father held me at 3 months old and traced me 36 years later
29 Jul 2015

Today we hear from ‘Amelia' who shares her experience of being traced by her birth father…..

I was happily getting on with my life, married with a little girl and a dog. We had just moved to a new house and area when I received a letter from an adoption agency saying a man who...

Coping with the impact of domestic violence
14 Jul 2015

When Helen made the decision to build her family through adoption, her personal experience of domestic violence led her to Lee – a little boy struggling to cope with the terror of his early experiences........

 As a single woman looking to adopt a child between...

Learning how to learn
29 Jun 2015

Gordon was adopted aged 10 by Jeannie, who was adopting as a single parent. Here, he describes his experiences of education before and after his adoption.

I had very little time in the regular school system. In my early childhood I found school a hard place to be and I just...