Quarter 2 2016-17

Below are latest performance statistics for both First4Adoption website and the advice line including data on referrals to adoption agencies from both channels.


In the second quarter of 2016/17 (July-September 2016) the First4Adoption website received 83089 visits to the site of which 63364 were unique visitors.

Top 5 most visited pages

We received 267 emails from visitors to the site.

Information Line

Our advisers took 989 calls during the same period. 64% of those caller were female.  Further breakdown of our enquirers can be found in the charts below.

Stage of the adoption process


Age of callers


Marital status




Agency referrals

Each adoption agency has its own page on our agency finder that has a link through to their own website. Clicking the links below will download a PDF showing how many referrals were made both from the website and by our helpline advisers:

Referrals to Local Authority Adoption Agencies (Quarter 2 2016-17) (PDF 179kb)

Referrals to Voluntary Adoption Agencies (Quarter 2 2016-17) (PDF 70kb)