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These organisations provide information and support for families and individuals who are looking to adopt or adopt out a child.

The British Association for Adoption and Fostering is a UK-based organisation that provides general information and guidance on adoption in the United Kingdom.

Reece’s Rainbow and National Down Syndrome Adoption Network provide specific information for adoption in relation to children with Down Syndrome.


British Association for Adoption and Fostering

The British Association for Adoption and Fostering promotes certain standards of practice in adoption, fostering and childcare services in social work, health, legal and other professional bodies on behalf of children separated from their birth families. They also provide an extensive list of adoption agencies in the United Kingdom – this is available from their page linked below.

Click here to find your nearest UK adoption agency.


Reece’s Rainbow

Reece’s Rainbow is a global down syndrom adoption organisation, whose demand exceeds supply. They work to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the cost of adopting these beautiful children.

Reece’s Rainbow website


National Down Syndrome Adoption Network

The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network provides information to birth families who may be seeking alternatives to parenting as they prepare for the arrival of their child. Making an adoption plan for a child with Down syndrome is a loving choice and can be the right choice for some families.

NDSAN website

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