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 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.
18 Heron Road
Telephone: 028 9073 6080
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
Telephone: 028 9069 1133
Family Care Adoption Services website
Family Care Adoption Services (Londonderry Office)
Unit 9, Orchard Business Park
10 Pennyburn Estate
Telephone: 028 7136 8592
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
Telephone: 020 7463 9326
Other sources of advice and information on adoption
Adopt NI is an independent Northern Ireland charity providing support to the adoption and looked after communities.
18 Heron Road
Telephone: 028 9045 4222
Adopt NI website
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)
63-75 Duncairn Gardens
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
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
Telephone: 0845 600 6483
Adoption Services FSNI website