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The Adoption Register for England will be closing on the 29th March 2019

Referrals to the Register will be accepted until Friday 22nd March. We encourage you to make full use of the Register before the end of March. If you have any enquiries regarding your use of the Register or would like any assistance using the system, please get in touch on 0345 222 9015 or email mail@adoptionregister.org.uk.

If you have any questions about the suspension of the Adoption Register for England, please contact the Department for Education directly, by email to raa.mailbox@education.gov.uk

Adoption Match is a national matching service working to match those children waiting to find permanent homes with those approved adopters waiting to be matched with children. The team use a number of tools to facilitate their work including Adoption Exchange Days and Adoption Activity Days and have vast experience in the matching process. Adoption Match manages the national statutory database of children and adopters, the Adoption Register for England, on behalf of the Department for Education.

The Adoption Register for England is accessible to all practitioners and adopters who can search the Adoption Register for potential matches through a secure database, compliant with our ISO27001 accreditation. Adopters can self-refer to the Register here. Practitioners who have not yet received login details can contact our team on 0345 222 9015 or mail@adoptionmatch.org.uk. Select the Professional button below for more information or use the login tab to access the Register.

If you are interested in finding out more general information about adoption, visit the website of the national information service, First4Adoption.

Compliance to refer to the Adoption Register is covered by the statutory guidance from the Department for Education.


Further information on how and when to refer children and families can be found here.