As an online family finding tool and data service the Adoption Register Wales is fully embedded in services across Wales and continues to identify adoptive placements for a large number of children. Over the past year 59 children found permanent families through the register and many more prospective adopters are now signed up.
Adoption Register Wales 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.
Adoption Register Wales 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. 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 Activity Days, Exchange Days and Online Profiling Events.