We are keen to hear about your experiences of using Link Maker as part of Adoption Register Wales (ARW) and would be grateful if you could spare a couple of minutes of your time to complete a short survey; which can be accessed from the link below.

The survey will be open until 7 November 2021. 

View survey in English

Your answers will help us to understand how effective Link Maker is working for adopters and professionals within ARW. Your feedback will allow us to consider any changes or improvements needed to the system which will enable us to provide you with the best possible service.


Adoption Services in Wales – Covid 19

We are working hard to ensure that we continue to support and keep our children and families safe.

Updated information about our services is below



We are working to ensure that adoption support advice and information is available to supplement what may be available from regional service or VAA .



Whilst these are unusual times for everyone, we are still here for anyone about to start or already on their adoption journey, via phone or email (link).

Things may be managed differently and take longer at the current time, but we would still like to hear from you.


Adoption services across Wales

Our regional and Voluntary Adoption Agency staff are continuing to deliver. The majority of offices are now closed to the public, but staff are available via e-mail, telephone and video conferencing.  Face to face visits are only taking place in very urgent situations and these will be risk assessed, in terms of the staff, people and places visited, using the public health guidance.

Adoption Register Wales

Use of the Adoption Register Wales will be unaffected but it may be that discussions with social workers may take a little longer than usual. Please bear with us as staff continue to make the necessary adjustments. They will be in touch with you as soon as possible.


These are the options for adoption in Wales. Please choose an option to continue. 

If you want access the online Adoption Register for Wales please choose the left box below and enter the Online Adoption Register Wales.  If you want some general information about the Adoption Register for Wales please choose the right box below to enter the Adoption Register Wales information pages.


Online Adoption Register Wales

Online Adoption Register

The new online adoption register is available from March 4th 2019. The Link Maker service joins-up children's social care across Wales to increase placement choice for children, and to improve use of data and collaboration between local authorities and providers.

Adoption Register Wales

Adoption Register Wales

The Adoption Register Wales is the national statutory linking and family-finding register hosted by the National Adoption Service for Wales on behalf of the Welsh Government. 


Taking the next step

View the FAQs about adoption Frequently asked questions
Speak to an adoption advisor Find your nearest adoption agency

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