Adoption Maps

These two maps show information from local authority (LA) adoption agencies and voluntary adoption agencies (VAAs) in England. The aim is to encourage potential adopters to come forward and register with an agency.

The maps show how many children were waiting to be adopted in each local authority at 31st December 2014 and other information about adoption agencies. You can adopt a child or children from anywhere in England and become approved by any adoption agency. This is the most up-to-date information on adoption in England.

Local Authority Adoption Agencies

This map shows the number of children waiting to be placed within each local authority adoption agency in England and other information. Click on the icons to find out more about your authority.

There were 4,240 children waiting to be adopted in England at 31 December 2014*.

250 were in the North East
680 were in the North West
490 were in Yorkshire & Humber
310 were in East Midlands
690 were in West Midlands
410 were in East of England
490 were in London
590 were in South East
340 were in South West

Lincolnshire

This agency has more than one office. The data below represents combined figures for all offices.

On average, a child was in care for 31 months before moving in with tneir new family

73% of adopters were approved in less than 6 months

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More information about the data

Voluntary Adoption Agencies

This map shows the number of voluntary adoption agencies (VAAs) operating in England. Click on the starred icons starred iconin your area to find out more about their adoption activity. Unstarred icons unstarred icon will appear when a starred icon is clicked – this shows regional offices of the VAA (if there are any). The data* is for the VAA as a whole, not for any particular office.

Map Key

  • Voluntary Adoption Agency Head Office

  • Voluntary Adoption Agency Regional Sub-office/s

  • afc-head

    Action for Children

  • at-head

    Adopt Together - Faith in Families

  • afa-head

    Adopters for Adoption

  • af-head

    Adoption Focus

  • am-head

    Adoption Matters

  • ap-head

    Adoptionplus

  • arc-head

    ARC Adoption

  • ba-head

    Barnardo's Adoption

  • cacs-head

    Cabrini Children's Society

  • ccl-head

    Caritas Care Ltd

  • ccs-head

    CCS Adoption

  • coram-head

    Coram

  • coramcam-head

    Coram Cambridgeshire Adoption

  • dfw-head

    DFW Adoption

  • ffc-head

    Families for Children

  • famc-head

    Family Care

  • ff-head

    Family Futures

  • ftl-head

    Families that Last

  • iac-head

    Intercountry Adoption Centre

  • nla-head

    New Leaf Adoption

  • nc-head

    Nugent Care

  • pact-head

    Parents And Children Together

  • ssafa-head

    SSAFA - Adoption Service for military families

  • sfcs-head

    St Francis Children's Society (SFCS)

  • sdcs-head

    St. David's Children's Society

  • tact-head

    TACT Adoption

  • yaa-head

    Yorkshire Adoption Agency

Lincolnshire

This agency has more than one office. The data below represents combined figures for all offices.

On average, a child was in care for 31 months before moving in with tneir new family

73% of adopters were approved in less than 6 months

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* More information about the data

Child’s journey through adoption

The graphic below shows the average time taken over 2013-2014 for the child to journey through care and into adoption.

 

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