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Adoption UK

Linden House, 55 The Green, South Bar Street, Banbury, OX16 9AB

Helpline: 0844 848 7900 (9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday)

Adoption UK is a national voluntary self-help group supporting families before, during and after adoption. Adoption UK was established in 1971 and is the only national self-help group run by and for adoptive parents offering support before, during and after adoption. In November 2003 it launched a web-based online community providing people with another way of receiving and giving support to each other.

After Adoption

Unit 5 Citygate, 5 Blantyre Street, Castlefield, Manchester M15 4JJ

Action Line: 0800 0 568 578

Email: [email protected] 

We provide independent services to birth relatives in North London. If you live in the following areas we can help you: Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington.

We also run a number of events for adoptive families throughout the year in various locations.


Their website will give you all sorts of helpful information on the adoption process and what it is like to be an adoptive parent. On their phoneline you will find trained advisors who are happy to answer your questions and help you understand the journey ahead.

They can help you if:

  • you are in the early stages of considering adoption,
  • have a specific question about your individual circumstances,
  • want to know more about what it means to become an adoptive parent,
  • would like to find out how to take the next steps.

Adoption information line: 0300 222 0022 10am (6pm, Monday to Friday)


PAC-UK, Family Action Head Office, 34 Wharf Road, London, N1 7GR

Advice Line: 020 7284 5879 10-4pm, Monday, Tuesday and Friday plus, 2pm – 7.30pm Wednesday and Thursday.

Education Advice Line: 020 7284 5879 is available during term time on Wednesday, 10am-12pm.

PAC-UK (formerly Post-Adoption Centre) offers advice, information and support to anyone involved in adoption and other forms of permanent care. PAC-UK’s counsellors are professionally qualified in counselling/psychotherapy, psychology and/or social work and have a wide range of experience and training in all aspects of adoption and permanent placement.

For intercountry adoption, the Intercountry Adoption Centre provides a range of services on behalf of the Consortium including a Help Line, training, support groups and a full range of assessment services.

They can be contacted as follows:

22 Union Street, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 4HZ

Advice Line: 0208 447 4753

Email: [email protected]