New adoption information line launches

7 January 2013

A new adoption information line 0300 222 0022 which aims to be the first stop for people considering adoption has been launched today.

Called First4Adoption, the information service is the new national gateway for adoption, and is being run by Coram, Coram Children’s Legal Centre and Adoption UK.

The service will give information to to help potential adopters navigate the process.

Carol Homden, Chief Executive of Coram, which is among the charities running First4Adoption, said:

“We want to ensure that everyone who thinks they may be up for the special and rewarding challenge of becoming an adoptive parent has access to clear information about the adoption process. “So whether you have a question about your own suitability as an adoptive parent, or simply want to know where to begin, you can give our friendly trained advisors a call on 0300 222 0022.”

The info line is open from 10am-6pm, Monday- Friday. For more information visit
First4Adoption is funded and supported by the Department for Education.

Notes to editors

Coram Children’s Legal Centre is the largest provider of free legal support for children in the UK and is part of the Coram charity group. Coram has been creating better chances for children since 1739 and has more than 30 years’ experience of improving adoption for children and their adoptive parents.

Adoption UK is the only national self-help charity run by and for adoptive parents and foster carers, offering support before, during and after adoption.

The Department for Education is the government department responsible for adoption in the UK. It is committed to improving the adoption process, including the training and assessment of prospective adopters, for the benefit of children and adoptive parents.


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