How to adopt a child in Bristol and support for people involved in adoption.

We're very keen to hear from anyone in Bristol and within an hours travel of the centre who is interested in becoming adopters or Early Permanence carers

We're also keen to speak to anyone who is interested in adopting siblings, children aged 3 and over, disabled children and those who are interested in becoming Early Permanence carers for babies and young children.

We’re an adoption agency. You can apply to adopt through us, or use another adoption agency. Find agencies in your area on First4Adoption.

You can also read about different types of adoption agencies on First4Adoption.

You can learn about being an adoptive parent and children who need adoption at First4Adoption’s first steps e-learning modules.

If you’d like to find out more about adoption, get in touch with us and we’ll arrange for someone to call you and answer any questions you have.

You can also call us on: 0117 353 4200

Adoption information events

Adoption drop in events 2017 and 2018

These drop in events are for anyone interested in talking through adoption queries.

Location: City Hall, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR

Time: 9.30am to 1pm


  • Wednesday 22 November 2017
  • Wednesday 17 January 2018
  • Wednesday 7th February 2018
  • Wednesday 14 March 2018
  • Wednesday 18 April 2018

Whatever stage you are on the adoption process, come in and talk to our friendly team.

LGBT and considering fostering or adoption? 
Wednesday the 7 March 6pm to 8pm at the Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX.

To celebrate National LGBT Fostering and Adoption Week 5 to 11 March 2018 Bristol City Council and other local authorities and agencies will be holding an information session with experienced staff and LGBT foster carers and adopters available to answer any questions. There will be information on the children, the process and the support.

Register your interest for the event on the eventbrite website.

Thinking about adoption for your child

If you’re considering placing your own child for adoption, you can contact us on 0117 903 6444 to speak to a social worker. You can look at information about what will happen and where to get more advice on the CoramBAAF website.