You can start your adoption journey with a Regional Adoption Agency (RAA), a Local Authority (LA) or an independent Voluntary Adoption Agency (VAA).
A Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) brings together adoption professionals from councils across a region providing expertise and support at every stage of the adoption journey. We welcome adopters from all backgrounds and particularly those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. RAA’s offer a new, innovative and friendly approach to recruiting adopters, finding families for the children in care in their region and providing long-term adoption support that families want and need. There are currently 32 Regional Adoption Agencies in England.