Adoption agency contacts

If you wish to obtain further information on domestic adoption or intercountry adoption, you can contact the health and social care adoption and fostering service which recruits, trains and supports foster carers and adopters across the five health and social care trust areas in Northern Ireland

Health and Social Care Adoption and Fostering Service

Telephone: 0800 0720 137
Health and Social Care Adoption and Fostering Service website

There are also a number of organisations you can contact for information and advice in relation to adoption:

Voluntary Adoption Agencies

Adoption Routes

Adoption Routes provides a range of services including training and assessment of prospective adopters, counselling of women with an unplanned pregnancy, placing children for adoption, fertility counselling, adoption support to families with an adopted child, post adoption services to adult adoptees, birth parents and birth relatives and independent adoption counselling to birth parents of children being placed for adoption.

Adoption Routes
Unit 2
Pilot’s View
18 Heron Road
Belfast
BT3 9LE
Telephone: 028 9073 6080
email: info@adoptionroutes.co.uk
Adoption Routes website

Family Care Adoption Services

Family Care Adoption Services provides a range of services including training and assessment of prospective adopters, counselling of women with an unplanned pregnancy, placing children for adoption, adoption support to families with an adopted child, post adoption services to adult adoptees, birth parents and birth relatives and independent adoption counselling to birth parents of children being placed for adoption.

Family Care Adoption Services (Belfast Office)
97 Malone Avenue
Belfast
BT9 6EQ
Telephone: 028 9069 1133
email: email@familycaresociety.org
Family Care Adoption Services website

Family Care Adoption Services (Londonderry Office)
Unit 9, Orchard Business Park
10 Pennyburn Estate
Derry
BT48 0LU
Telephone: 028 7136 8592
email: email@familycaresociety.org

The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help

This organisation provides services to Service and ex-Service men, women and their families who are thinking about adopting a child, placing a child for adoption or who are themselves adopted and are looking for help or advice.

SSAFA Adoption Service
19 Queen Elizabeth Street
London
SE1 2LP
Telephone: 020 7463 9326
email: adoption.pa@ssafa.org.uk
SSAFA website

Other sources of advice and information on adoption

Adopt NI

Adopt NI is an independent Northern Ireland charity providing support to the adoption and looked after communities.

Adopt NI
Unit 2
18 Heron Road
Belfast
BT3 9LE
Telephone: 028 9045 4222
email: info@adoptni.com
Adopt NI website

Adoption UK

Adoption UK is a national self-help charity offering support before, during and after adoption. It provides independent support, information and advice on good practice to all concerned with adoption. In particular, it offers experience from adoptive families to prospective and established adopters and to all those who work with them.

Adoption UK (Northern Ireland)
(At Groundwork)
63-75 Duncairn Gardens
Belfast
BT15 2GB
Telephone: 028 9077 5211

Northern Ireland daytime helpline (Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm)
Telephone: 028 9009 9118

Northern Ireland evening helpline (Monday – Thursday 8pm – 10pm)
Telephone: 0844 848 7900

email: admin@adoptionuk.org.uk
Adoption UK website

Family Support NI

The Health and Social Care Board for Northern Ireland, has developed the Northern Ireland Family Support website.  The purpose of this website is to create a comprehensive database of family support and childcare services across Northern Ireland.

Family Support NI
Gransha Park House
Granhsa Park
Clooney Road
Derry
BT47 6FN
Telephone: 0845 600 6483
email: info@familysupportni.gov.uk
Adoption Services FSNI website

 

 

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