The Adoption Register for Wales is funded by Welsh Government and hosted by the National Adoption Service. It is for all approved Adopters and for children with a plan for Adoption. It is a fully bilingual online service which aims to assist in the matching process and reduce delay for children waiting for adoption. The National Guidelines and User Guides for both practitioners and adopters will assist in the consistent use of the Adoption Register for Wales.

Please email or call 029 2087 3927 if you would like any further information.


User guide for the Adoption Register for Wales:

For adopters

For staff involved in adoption

National Guidelines for Use


Frequently Asked Questions for Social Workers 


Guidance for Social Workers Flow Chart


User guide
For Welsh practitioners – recording a match on ARW

Taking the next step

View the FAQs about adoption Frequently asked questions
Speak to an adoption advisor Find your nearest adoption agency

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