IAC – The Centre For Adoption

Type Voluntary Adoption Agency
Address 22 Union Street
County Hertfordshire
Postal Code EN5 4HZ
Region London
Coverage We are able to take enquiries from across the whole of the UK where the local authority the enquirer lives in contracts with IAC.
Website www.icacentre.org.uk
Email info@icacentre.org.uk
Phone Number 020 8447 4753
Twitter twitter.com/AdoptAbroad
Ofsted report May 2017 report (PDF) Ofsted audits all adoption agencies as it does schools and nurseries. Click the link to view the latest Ofsted reports for this agency.
Ofsted rating Outstanding


IAC is the UK’s only specialist intercountry adoption agency.

We operate both intercountry and domestic adoption programmes. The intercountry adoption service is open to prospective adopters from across the UK where your home local authority contracts with IAC and you are eligible under law.

The agency works with any country open to the UK and we have special programmes with India, South Africa, The Philippines, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan and China (for special needs children). These programmes allow IAC to oversee all steps of the process with our partner agencies. The domestic adoption service is open to prospective adopters already working with IAC only who may undergo conversion from intercountry to domestic, or who are adopting again via the agency.

Since 2018 IAC is the lead regional adoption agency (RAA) allowing us to work across the UK as well as advise local authorities in cases where children are being placed abroad. We are the experts in all intercountry adoption matters.

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