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Here are some suggested organisations that offer expert advice on adoption.

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unusednickname Sat 23-Feb-13 14:06:14

Who are VA? Have seen them mentioned a lot but tried googling but can't find them - unless I want to adopt in Virginia...

jazzchickens Sat 23-Feb-13 14:12:42

I would imagine Voluntary Agency who can approve adoptive parents in the same way as a Local Authority.

unusednickname Sat 23-Feb-13 14:22:15

Thanks smile

Lilka Sat 23-Feb-13 17:54:32

Yes a Voluntary Agency

They are organisations which approve adoptive parents and match them with children (and hopefully provide good post adoption support after the adoption). They also usually do foster care. A VA does not have childre in its custody as children have to be taken into care by a local government authority. However the LA's can place their children with adoptive families from VA's

Kewcumber Mon 25-Feb-13 21:35:09

like pact and coram.

you'll find them if you google dcfs + adoption+ voluntary agency

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