National Gateway for Adoption
The First4Adoption online service and information line is an online portal that acts as a national ‘gateway’ for prospective adopters. It brings together information about the adoption process in a single place, and is the dedicated information service for people interested in adopting a child in England. Callers to the service can speak to trained advisors to get information about adopting a child. The service can also put callers in touch with adoption agencies in their area.
First4Adoption is run by the charities Coram Children’s Legal Centre, Coram and Adoption UK. It is funded and supported by the Department for Education.
The information on the website includes an online guide that explains the support available to adoptive parents: Adoption Passport: A Support Guide for Adopters