There are children desperately in need of a permanent loving family both in the UK and overseas. Domestic and inter-country adoptions are equally important and equally deserving of good support.  

Adoption UK will always encourage people to look at domestic adoption first, partly because of the numbers of children in the UK who are waiting, but also because the inter-country adoption process is costly for families and the process can be even more stressful than domestic adoption. But some prospective adopters have a clear idea about which country they wish to adopt from. They may have family connections, or are originally from that country, or they might be adopting a child who is related to them.  

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