Resources & Links

Research and discovery is an ongoing process and as such, to help you navigate your way through, we have pulled together this list of resources & link that we feel will be of use to you in your adoption journey.

This is by no means a definitive list; that will continue grow!

You Can Adopt  

Adoption Now regularly links in with national recruitment and information spreading initiatives including You Can Adopt. #YouCanAdopt is a nationwide adopter recruitment campaign which aims to raise awareness of adoption and bust myths around who is eligible.

Adoption England

Adoption England is a collaboration of regional adoption agencies working together with a small central team. Working together nationally we aim to improve adoption practice and develop support and services to better meet the needs of children and families. Adoption England receives funding from the Department for Education and works in partnership with all agencies  involved with adoption in England, including voluntary adoption agencies and local authorities, as well as specialised adoption charities and third sector services.

Adoption Now works together on many projects both in the North West and nationally as part of Adoption England.

Adoption North West

Regional and Voluntary Adoption Agencies from across the North West have come together to develop the “Growing Families Together” campaign.

To deliver the campaign, Adoption Now, Adoption Counts, Together for Adoption, Adoption in Merseyside, Adoption Lancashire and Blackpool, Adoption Matters, and Caritas Care are working collaboratively under the name Adoption North West to support those children needing families within the region.

Family Routes

Family Routes is a new ground-breaking study funded by the Department of Education and it’s all about adoptive and special guardianship families.

They want to hear from you if you are a parent, special guardian, young person (12-17 years) or young adult (18-25 years) who came to live with your new family from foster or residential care. We need to learn more about your experiences of growing up, how things change and what support can be helpful so the government can try and improve the lives of families like yours in future.

Find out more here

Download the Family Routes Information Sheet here