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We exist to prepare, assess and support prospective adopters through the adoption process in the UK and then work with them towards being matched with a child from anywhere in the world, including the UK.
Local authorities have a legal duty to provide an adoption service but do not legally have to accept an application to adopt. For intercountry adoption, many local authorities and regional adoption agencies choose to partner with IAC so that we can provide our expert service to their residents, including assessment of applications to adopt.
You may personally be thinking about intercountry adoption for one or more of the following common reasons:
Our dedicated teams have 100s of years of adoption experience and expertise between them and we make it our priority to ensure that anyone interested in adoption can access high quality advice and resources. If you live in one of our partner local authorities we can help you today. We cover the whole of the UK and work with partner charities to bring local services to local communities.
Each year we receive over 2500 enquiries and work with over 100 new families, supporting them through the process. You can read about some of our success stories today. We pride ourselves in being a diverse team from a range of backgrounds and ethnicities, which also includes people who have been personally affected by adoption. It is really important to us that our services are informed by lived experiences of adoption and are not discriminatory. You can read more about our support for the Black Lives Matter movement here.
We also provide consultancy and guidance for local authority teams on all matters relating to adoption and permanence, including cases where children may be being placed abroad.
A message from our Chief Executive, Satwinder Sandhu:
We are a charity and not for profit. Our annual income and activity details are available here. We strive to keep our operational costs as low as possible, so that every earned and donated penny that can go towards service delivery and development, does.
IAC’s works to find adoptive homes for children wherever they live. Find out more about our ethos and way of working.
We are judged to be outstanding by Ofsted, which means all our services are of a high standard. Find out what Ofsted and others think about us.
IAC is a charity and donations allow us to provide the support that all our children need. Find out how you could support IAC.
Our Statement of Purpose sets out who we are, what we do and why we do it. It details the operations that underpin our mission statement.
Research at IAC is an essential part of how we review and learn from the children and families with whom we work. Sharing our practice is something we do routinely to ensure learning is disseminated.