Adoption Matters

Adoption Matters

Charity information

Adoption Matters

We are a children's charity and approved adoption agency specialising in adoption and adoption support since 1947. There are thousands of children waiting for an adoptive family, some wait much longer than others.
We want to help that.

We are the ONLY adoption agency in the North West to have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted three consecutive times in 2008, 2011 & 2014. We were named Adoption Agency of the Year in 2011 & 2014 by the British Association of Adoption & Fostering.

Founded 1947

  • Mission statement

    Adoption Matters is a registered children’s charity and an independent adoption agency approved by Ofsted. We are a not for profit organisation who work across local authority boundaries to provide a consistent high quality support for adopters and adopted children.

    We are the ONLY adoption agency in the North West to have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for the last three consecutive inspections in 2008, 2011 & 2014. We were named Adoption Agency of the Year in 2011 & 2014 by the British Association of Adoption & Fostering.

    Children are at the heart of our work and we pride ourselves on the award winning service we offer to adopters. Our experienced staff are on hand to deliver a wide range of ongoing services, training and support to you from the first phone call to the first grandchild.

    At Adoption Matters we believe that children’s welfare and needs are paramount and we aim for them to grow up in a secure and loving family who will best meet their long-term needs and who can help them to reach their full potential.

    In order to do this and in recognition of the lifelong impact of adoption, the agency provides a comprehensive adoption service for all the parties involved, offering support and advice to prospective adopters, adoptive families, children, adopted children and adults and birth relatives, and an information, support and intermediary service to adopted people and birth relatives.

  • Aims

    Adoption Matters aims to:

    • Our aim is to find families for children of all ages who, for a variety of reasons, are no longer able to live with their birth families & provide ongoing support to those children and their adopters
  • Overview

    Established: April 1947

    Registered Charity Number: 512892

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 52

    Part time staff: 11

    Volunteers: 15

    Phone number: 01244 390938

    Address: 14 Liverpool Road Chester CH2 1AE

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