Adoption Counts is a new, collaborative adoption agency, bringing the professional expertise and specialist skills of five local authorities from across Greater Manchester and Cheshire together to deliver adoption services of the highest quality.
We work with families in Cheshire East, Manchester, Salford, Stockport, and Trafford and the scale of our organisation means that we are able to forge better matches between parents and children, to create relationships that last. We welcome enquiries from in or around the region.
Your family is our focus and our team is passionate about giving you the very best care and support at every stage of the adoption journey, to achieve the best outcome both for you and for children awaiting adoption.
The services we offer
Adopting a child is a transformative and exciting experience, but we understand that it can be daunting at times. Rest assured, we will be by your side through everything, guiding you through the process from the moment you enquire to the day your child joins your family and beyond. Our experienced team has a breadth of skills and knowledge to support and help you with anything you need.
The services we offer include regular home visits from your own personal social worker who will be allocated to you for the duration of your adoption journey, to provide one to one support at every stage. We also provide up-to-date information about any child we're considering matching you with. This may include details on the child’s development, academic progress, health, routines, likes and dislikes, personality traits and the child and birth family background.
As you go through the process you will have access to a secure login area to view children who are awaiting adoption as well as details of training events, meetings and adoption support groups to enable adopters and adopted children to get together. You will also be able to access a range of documents that will help you learn more about adoption, such as training materials, assessment reports and suggested reading materials.
We work in partnership with Caritas Care, Adoption Matters and a range of voluntary adoption agencies. The expertise and knowledge they have shared during the development of our new agency has been invaluable in structuring our services and making sure we offer the very best care and support.