Family Care is a Specialist Voluntary Adoption Agency with offices in Belfast and in Derry.

We have been helping families to adopt since we first opened in Belfast in 1969, and now provide Adoption and Post Adoption services throughout Northern Ireland.

Why adopt with us?

Response

When you contact us you will receive a warm, positive, speedy and professional response to your enquiry.

Experience

We have been placing children into adoption for nearly 50 years- our experienced social workers will support and guide you all the way.

Assessment

Our assessments are comprehensive and thorough…. but you will usually be ready for Adoption Panel within 6-9 months of your application.

Matching

When you choose to adopt with us we will help you to find the right child for you, not just from Northern Ireland, but throughout the UK.

Support

We will be there to give you all the support you need to be the best adoptive family that you can be…

Concurrency

Concurrent Carers are placed with Babies and Toddlers who they will be able to adopt if those children cant quickly return home…

How can we help you?

Prospective Adopters

There are children waiting to be adopted in Northern Ireland right now. They need the love and attention of a committed family, and new parents who are fit and healthy and full of life.

Adopted People

If you are an Adopted Adult aged at least 18 years, you have the legal right to access information about yourself before you were adopted.

Post Adoption Support

Almost all children placed for adoption in Northern Ireland have had to be parted from both their birth family and later from foster carers, in order to be matched with you and into their new family.

Concurrent Caring

Concurrent Care is a particular type of fostering where babies and young children are placed with carers while intensive work is carried out by Trust social workers with the birth parents over an agreed period.

Birth Families

If you are a birth parent whose child was adopted in the past, Family Care Adoption Services can offer you a supportive service.

Contact Us

If you would like any information regarding any of the post adoptive services and support we can provide, please get in touch via phone or email.

Every Child Deserves a Family Life

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