Barnardo’s Adoption agency

To adopt is life changing and rewarding. Adopting through Barnardo's - you're supported. You're not on your own.

Louisa and Ian, adopted siblings with Barnardo's

Thinking about adopting?

The decision to adopt has the potential to transform your life – and a child’s.

At Barnardo’s we believe that every child has the right to be brought up in a family of his or her own, whether biological or an alternative. They have the right to be nurtured and valued whilst experiencing a continuity of commitment and a strong sense of belonging.

That’s why we work with local authorities and trusts to find loving, caring adoptive parents for children who, for whatever reason, are no longer able to remain with their biological families.

Why should you adopt a child with Barnardo's?

Barnardo's is an independent, voluntary adoption agency with over 100 years' experience of finding families for children. We have been an approved adoption agency in the UK since 1947 and through our years of experience working with children and young people and their families, we have exceptional knowledge to draw on in the provision our adoption services.

We have an open and inclusive approach to diversity and welcome all adoption applications regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion, marital/civil partnership status.

At Barnardo’s we recognize that choosing to adopt is one of the most important decisions you can make and provide comprehensive information and training throughout the adoption preparation and assessment process to help ensure you are confident adoption is right for you. After you are approved as an adoptive parent we will continue to provide support to you as you start creating bonds as a family.

Due to our careful matching process, our adoption placements have a very high success rate.

Regardless of what stage of the process you are at, we always maintain high levels of customer care. To find out more, download our adoption customer care standards.

Barnardos Children