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Intercountry Adoption

There are two Voluntary Adoption Agencies who specialise in Intercountry Adoption.

The first is Coram IAC – Intercountry Adoption Centre – now part of the Coram Group of children’s charities. For 26 years the charity has been working with families adopting from across the world and now continue to do so as Coram IAC. If you are thinking about intercountry adoption, please browse its website here.

Or you can call Coram IAC’s dedicated helpline on 0208 447 4753, which is open on weekdays from 10am to 1pm.

Secondly, Yorkshire Adoption Agency, a charitable voluntary adoption agency based in Doncaster since 1946, has an Intercountry Adoption service explaining the process and advice for parents looking to adopt overseas. More information can be found via the Yorkshire Adoption Agency website here.

Or you can contact the agency during office hours Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 4.30pm and Friday 8.30am – 1.30pm on 01302 638337 or email

More information on Intercountry Adoption can be found on the GOV.UK website here and includes a list of countries where there are currently restrictions on adoption.