Adoption Register Wales - Family support services

What we do

The Wales Adoption Register is the national statutory linking and family-finding register hosted by the National Adoption Service for Wales for the Welsh Government. It provides a unique service to support Welsh adoption agencies in their family-finding for children and prospective adopters.

The Wales Adoption Register is run by an experienced and dedicated team who has developed collaborative working relationships with all Adoption Agencies across Wales to tackle delays for children waiting for an adoptive family and raise awareness of the importance of proactive and timely family finding for children. We manage the Adoption Register database; details of children that need families and of people approved to adopt are kept on this.

Who do we support

Our experienced team identify potential matches between children and prospective adopters through close and regular communication with agencies to ensure children and families are given the best opportunity to be successfully matched. We search for links for all children and adopters on our Register at least once a week, both through our matching database and through looking at all profiles of available children and adopters.

Alongside this we also work closely with Adoption Agencies, practitioners and adopters, this includes linking through discussion with practitioners as well as other activities such as hosting Adoption Exchange Days and Adoption Activity Days.

Is there a charge to use this service?


Can anyone use this service?

Anyone can contact us directly.

Service details for this family support services

Language: Bilingual

  • Can provide specialist support for families of children with disabilities / additional needs Yes Please contact to discuss your child(s) needs further.
  • Relevant staff have a valid current DBS? Yes


 You can visit us here:

County Hall
CF10 4UW

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