National Adoption Week 2016 takes place from the 17th to 23rd October and the theme is embodied by the hashtag #SupportAdoption

As in previous years, the need to find families for some of our most vulnerable children remains at the heart of this year’s event. National Adoption Week belongs to everyone who has experienced adoption and must reflect the stories and concerns of adopters and adopted people. National Adoption Week 2016 will aim to encompass all aspects of adoption, to demystify and clarify the adoption process, reflect the challenges of adoptive parenting, share individual stories, showcase and signpost to best practice and invite anyone whose life or heart is touched by it to #SupportAdoption.

The number of children needing adoptive families does fluctuate however, most agencies continue to welcome adopters for specific groups of children. These include: those over 3 or 4 years of age, brothers and sisters waiting to be adopted together, children with disabilities and additional needs. You can watch some stories on our #SeeTheWholeChild page.

Please visit our pages about adoption process, adoption support and Frequently Asked Questions to learn more. If you need any other information, please contact NAS or your nearest adoption team.


The easiest way to get involved with National Adoption 2016 is via social media and we hope you’ll use #SupportAdoption to show that you do! View #SupportAdoption Gallery 

Please encourage your colleagues, family and friends to get involved.

Taking the next step

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