Useful links and resources

We understand your need for information about the adoption process and becoming a family and are always happy to answer your questions.

Adoption folders on a shelfPlease do contact us with your query or read our frequently asked questions. Here, we’ve also provided some useful links and resources that might be helpful for your research, or help you to find support.

Links

First4Adoption The dedicated information service for people interested in adopting a child in England. On its website you’ll find all sorts of helpful information on the adoption process and what it is like to be an adoptive parent. It runs an adoption information line which you can call on 0300 222 0022 between 10am and 6pm Monday to Friday, to talk to friendly advisers about any questions you have about the adoption process.

Adoption UK A membership organisation for adopters that are run by adopters. It also has a range of resources for all people at whatever stage of the adoption process they are.

CoramBAAF Offers a range of resources including reading suggestions and information about practical considerations during adoption, such as finances.

Intercountry Adoption

Parents and Children Together (PACT) Carries out inter country adoption work for residents of Cambridgeshire.

Adoption support

We understand adoptive families may need further support at different stages during their adoptive children's lives. Download our leaflets to find out more about how we support adoptive families.

Understanding Post Box contact between adopters and birth relatives

Information about our Therapeutic Parenting Programme for adoptive families

Find out about our Support Groups for Adoptive Parents

Support for birth families

Birth families may also have questions about their child or relative being adopted. Our leaflet explains how to access support.

Read our leaflet about support for birth families

Accessing your Adoption Records

Find out more about accessing your Birth Registration details and adoption records here.

Researching birth relatives or relatives who have been adopted

The Adoption Search Reunion website This site is intended to be the first port of call for anyone thinking about searching for, or making contact with, birth and adopted relatives or researching an adoption that took place in the UK.

Those whose adoptions were arranged by either Cambridgeshire County Council or by Adopt Anglia (formerly known as the East Anglia Family Care Association) should contact us using the contact details on our site for access to our professional service.

About Coram Cambridgeshire Adoption

All adoption agencies are required to have a statement of purpose setting out their core aims and objectives and explaining what services they provide.

Download our statement of purpose here

Ofsted has awarded Coram Cambridgeshire Adoption 'Good' for overall effectiveness in its first Ofsted report.

Download our Ofsted report here