Quarter 3 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 third quarter of 2016/17 (October-December 2016) the First4Adoption website received 101,444 visits to the site of which 79,553 were unique visitors.

Top 5 most visited pages

We received 389 emails from visitors to the site.

Information Line

Our advisers took 869 calls during the same period. 64% of those callers 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 3 2016-17) (PDF 157kb)

Referrals to Voluntary Adoption Agencies (Quarter 3 2016-17) (PDF 61kb)