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Adoption is life-changing and we’re here to support you every step of the way. We know it’s a big decision, even just to make that first call, but we’re here for you.

Whether you’re want to adopt straight away or would just like to know a little more, our friendly team are here to answer your questions, by phone on: 0300 456 2656, email or at an event.

Our Families that Last team supports you throughout your assessment, giving you training, one-to-one advice and guidance. We’ll talk you through the process, answer your questions and help you decide if adoption is right for you.

As an Independent Adoption Agency, we specialise in adoption. Everything we do is to support those affected by adoption. This means that if you adopt with us, you’ll receive specialist support for life.

Our Families that Last team covers the Midlands, Yorkshire and the North West, including all of Merseyside and Cheshire. If you live in one of these areas, we will have an event near you soon or we can arrange to meet with you at a time that is good for you.

There are many children, of all ages, waiting for adoptive families. Some are a little older, some are brothers and sisters who need to stay together, and some may have uncertainty around their development. But at Families that Last, we’re sure there is a forever family out there for each and every one of them.


I recommend Families that Last to anyone I know who takes an interest in adoption. I feel I owe them so much for all the time, support and advice they have given me in the past, and continue to do so. They helped me fulfil my dream of having a family.


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Who can adopt?

There are many myths about who can adopt. These myths can stop people from coming forward as they are worried that they will not be accepted as potential adoptive parents. However, at Families that Last, we look at the widest range of people possible to become adopters to match the diversity of children we family find for.

How it works

Starting the process of adoption can be exciting and daunting. Let us guide you through the process from the first phone call to our lifelong support.

Lifelong support

What makes Families that Last unique is the level of support we provide at every stage of your adoption journey. This includes supporting your new family for life, giving you access to a comprehensive package, including award-winning training, which you can tap into whenever you need it.

Children waiting

All the children placed for adoption with us are unique and have their own skills and talents. They often come from difficult backgrounds and are living with foster carers.

Our families

Diverse children need diverse families. Here are just a few of our adopters who want to share their stories, including some of the challenges and the many rewards...

Exploring Adoption events

We hold regular events so that you can meet the team, find out about the process, the children we family find for and the lifelong support we provide.

Meet our team

Our friendly and experienced team are here for you, and will be by your side throughout your adoption journey, whenever you need us. 

Enquire today

We know it’s a big decision, but you can find out more without any obligation. Some people contact us who come back years later, and some are ready to get going straight away.

Information and materials

Our main resources page has information, advice and guidance for everyone affected by adoption. Here, you'll find additional materials to support your research and learning.

LGBT Adoption Week

Start your adoption journey today. We're celebrating LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week and the difference LGBT people make.

Who to contact

Call us on: 0300 456 2656 or email

ActionLine: 0800 0 568 578
Family Finding and Adoption Support