UK Domestic Adoption

As the largest intercountry adoption centre in the UK, IAC has extensive experience in approving and supporting the prospective adoptive parents of children of all ages and diverse needs. Since 2012 it has applied this expertise to UK domestic adoption as well.  

Domestic Adoption Announcement

September 2016

IAC is pleased to announce that due to the success of our recruitment campaign we now have a strong and diverse pool of approved adopters waiting to be matched with harder to place children domestically from the care system.

We are, therefore, going to concentrate our efforts on matching our families waiting and are suspending our recruitment activity and our domestic recruitment programme is currently closed with new enquirers. This is a temporary arrangement which will be kept under regular review and we will be posting an update on this website in August 2017.

First4Adoption would be able to advise you about other adoption agencies that might be able to assist you currently. Their web site address is:

If, however, you have already adopted through IAC either domestically or from overseas, and are considering adopting again domestically this suspension doesn’t apply to you and the agency would be pleased to hear from you.