Adoption Matters is a children’s charity and voluntary adoption agency established in 1947.
Children are at the heart of our work and we pride ourselves on the service we offer to families and children. Our experienced staff are on hand to deliver a wide range of ongoing services, training and support from the first phone call to the first grandchild.
We believe that children’s welfare and needs are paramount and we aim for them to grow up in a secure and loving family who will best meet their long-term needs and who can help them to reach their full potential.
In order to do this and in recognition of the lifelong impact of adoption, the agency provides a comprehensive adoption service for all the parties involved, offering support and advice to prospective adopters, adoptive families, children, adopted children and adults and birth relatives, and an information, support and intermediary service to adopted people and birth relatives.
We recruit, train and prepare families seeking to adopt and offer them ongoing support and development throughout the adoption process and for as long as they need it. We have also been providing a support and guidance service for adopted children, adults and birth families for over 70 years. We cover the whole of the North of England, North Wales, Stoke, Stafford and Shropshire.
Our Centre for Adoption Support (CfAS) is an innovative service delivering a broad menu of training, workshops and therapeutic interventions to families, local authorities and education professionals. This approach ensures that adoption and permanency placements are fully supported across home and educational settings. The experienced multi-disciplinary team at the Centre works closely with families and professionals to equip them with the necessary knowledge, understanding and strategies needed to support their children throughout the different stages along their adoption journey.