What is Adoption Match?
Adoption Match is a complete matching service with a dedicated team looking to work with you to assist in the matching process. Each region has a dedicated Business Partner who will learn in depth about your children and families and work tirelessly to aid you in finding the most appropriate match for them. The team use a number of tools to facilitate their work and will review profiles, conduct intensive dedicated Business Partner led searches of the statutory database, the Adoption Register for England and run Adoption Exchange Days and Adoption Activity Days.
Adoption Match manages the Adoption Register for England, a statutory database of children and adopters, on behalf of the Department for Education. All practitioners and adopters initially in pilot agencies and then widening to all agencies will be able to search the Adoption Register for England for potential matches through a secure database, compliant with our ISO 27001 accreditation.
A profile provides prospective adopters with their first impressions of a child. Prospective families will rely on the profile and accompanying photograph for their first impression. A profile needs to present a rounded picture of a child.
If the profile is too rosy or too vague it could raise false expectations or create misunderstandings, with families withdrawing when told of the fuller picture. If it is too prescriptive, it might miss the ‘right’ family. Finding the right balance is never easy, but you will be able to talk about the child when families make an enquiry.