Once you are approved, the process of matching begins i.e. trying to find a child for whom you meet the needs. It could be that a child is already known to this agency and we can consider a link straight away. If that is not the case, all approved adopters are referred to the South Wales Consortium, which tries to link children from a number of South Wales authorities with waiting adopters. Again, if no link is made through this route you will be referred to a UK National Adoption Register which keeps details of children waiting throughout the UK.

Once a link has been identified, you will be given information in writing about the child and you will have the opportunity to discuss this with the child’s social worker. Once you have notified us that you wish to proceed, the prospective match is presented to the panel, who again make a recommendation to the agency that the placement should go ahead.