Northern Ireland

We provide support to adopters and prospective adopters in Northern Ireland through a dedicated office, based in Belfast. This page provides information on adoption and the kind of support we can provide for adopters in Northern Ireland.

In Northern Ireland, Adoption UK has over 820 members and we offer a range of support services to adopters and prospective adopters.

If you are interested in adoption, the Regional Adoption and Fostering Service can give you information on the adoption process and direct you to your local agency. You will need to contact either your local Health & Social Care Trust or a voluntary adoption agency. Contact information is listed in our Useful Links page or contact us for advice and information.

Children adopted from Care during 2021/22 produced by Department of Health, provides the latest Statistical Information for Northern Ireland. Further information: Click here for more information