Adoption Now

Type Regional Adoption Agency
Address First Floor Howell Croft House
Howell Croft North
Postal Code BL1 1QY
Region North West
Coverage North West
Phone Number 01204 336096


Adoption Now combines the local authority adoption services for six areas in the North West of England –Blackburn with Darwen, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Tameside, Oldham working in partnership with two voluntary adoption agencies, Caritas Care and Adoption Matters.

We are placing more children than any other North West agency (around 200 per year) and we welcome adopters able to consider children of all ages from anywhere in the North West.

Our core purpose is to deliver a:

  • high quality, child-centred, and efficient family finding service for children who have a plan for adoption;
  • robust, responsive and sensitive adopter approval service for prospective adopters in Lancashire and Greater Manchester;
  • highly skilled and professional support service for adopters, adopted children, adopted adults and birth parents.

We welcome prospective adopters from diverse backgrounds and offer sensitive and supportive assessments from our team who are as diverse as our waiting children and adoptive families. We particularly welcome enquiries from people of Asian and African heritage. We have developed a good working relationship with the Muslim Welfare Institute, Lancashire Council of Mosques and the Council of Mosques within each of our authorities in order to better support our Muslim adopters.

We strongly encourage members of the LGBTQ community to consider adopting with us. We offer free membership to New Family Social as standard, to provide additional support through your adoption journey.

In addition all adopters will be linked to a mentor to support them through their adopter journey, ensuring they feel well prepared and supported from the early days of their assessment through to approval and beyond. If you would like to find out more by visiting our website or attending one of our information evenings.

Whilst we would usually hold Information Evenings offering the opportunity for prospective adopters to talk to us, during the current time our events are being held virtual.

Please contact us for further information.


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