CVAA is the Consortiumof Voluntary Adoption Agencies.

Welcome to the website for the Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies (CVAA) UK. Our members provide specialist, high quality adoption services to children and families across the United Kingdom. The CVAA mission is to ensure CVAA member agencies are enabled to deliver services of excellence to children, adoptive families, and all those considering adoption, or who have been affected by it.


Getting help with adoption

If you are interested in adopting our members can work with you to provide the support and guidance you need. We can direct you to a VAA near you and to other resources that can help get you started on your adoption journey. Please click here for more information.

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Working with the Voluntary Sector

We work very closely with local authorities, government, regulators and other partners to deliver the best, most joined-up and high quality services we can. If you would like to find out more about working with the sector please click here.

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About Us

Find out more about who we are, our mission and objectives and how to contact us. We also host the sector wide Adoption Leadership Board (ALB).

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House of Commons Committee Debate on Regional Adoption Agencies


Please follow the link for the House of Commons Committee’s debate a(2 July 2015) about the clause on Regional Adoption Agencies

Sun July, 2015 Read More

Regional Adoption Agencies


The Department for Education has today published further details on its new proposal of regional adoption agencies.  You can find details here:  The Westminster Government has emphasised how important they think it is that voluntary adoption agencies are at the heart of new arrangements.  CVAA has worked with the Department for Education over […]

Fri June, 2015 Read More

NICE – Guideline on Children’s Attachment


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Mon May, 2015 Read More

5 Things Adopters Need to Know…


…about changes to adoption leave and pay which come in on 5 April and Shared Parental Leave (SPL) and Pay

Tue March, 2015 Read More

IAC Sector Announcement


From Monday 2 March 2015 Intercountry Adoption Centre will be known as IAC – THE CENTRE FOR ADOPTION.

Mon March, 2015 Read More

National Adoption Leadership Board – Press Notice


SIR MARTIN NAREY, Chair of the National Leadership Board has today published a “myth-buster” about recent key court judgments on adoption.

Mon March, 2015 Read More

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