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 son met his father through Facebook
18 May 2015

Children and young people using social media is a growing worry for parents and this is especially so for adoptive parents and foster carers.  Here one mother shares her family's experience…..

‘Be honest,’ said Tom*, my sixteen-year-old son, as he was unpacking the...

Letter to prospective adopters
22 Apr 2015

Over the past few months we have been hearing from prospective adopters who, understandably, are feeling disheartened by their wait to be matched with a child.  One couple wrote an open letter to the Family Guardian.  BAAF’s John Simmonds has written a reply which the Guardian...

The highs and lows of the first 9 months
13 Apr 2015

New adopter, Alison shares her experience of the first 9 months of being a mum…

 When I was little I always took for granted that I would meet someone, get married and have a family. It never occurred to me that things would look any different.

But as I’ve grown...