Having been approved to adopt, the waiting that follows being matched with a child can be frustrating.

However, one of the things you can do is to become a Family-Finding Member of Adoption UK to keep up to date with adoption and parenting matters, and to gain access to our trusted family-finding service, Children Who Wait.

We work closely with local authorities across the UK; helping them to match children and prospective adopters by featuring profiles in Children Who Wait of the many children waiting to find their 'forever homes'.

Children Who Wait magazine is automatically sent out to Family-Finding Members each month. It is complemented by the online version of the service which contains additional information about the children, extra photographs and, often, video clips. Children Who Waionline also regularly includes profiles of children who do not feature in the printed magazine.


The online Children Who Wait service allows prospective adopters to submit an enquiry directly to the child's social worker. Each profile in Children Who Wait magazine includes a unique reference number so that you can request the contact details of the referring agency. Prospective adopters can then make contact with a child's social worker directly

For social workers: To place a feature in Children Who Wait

If you are a social worker you can feature children that you are family-finding for. You can access more information or find out how to feature in Children Who Wait  here or alternatively please call us on 01295 752961.

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