News and events

West Africa Adoption Support Group

IAC is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a West Africa Adoption support group on Saturday, November 10th, from 12pm-2pm. This group will be a space for parents who have adopted from West Africa and their children to come together to connect, share their experiences, gain support from one another, and have a bit of fun in the process. We would like to open the group’s invitation to all adopters who have adopted from West Africa, not just IAC’s adoptive families. If you would like to attend, please contact Sharon.Beecham@icacentre.org.uk for further information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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IAC launches new Medical and Development Assessment Form

Following research undertaken in 2015/2016 by Dr Mary Mather and Dr Natalia Bell, Medical Advisors to IAC, on the quality of adoption medical reports submitted to IAC by agencies overseas, a new and comprehensive Medical and Developmental Assessment form for use by families adopting children from overseas has now been developed. The new form is available without charge to all prospective adopters working with IAC from the assessment and post approval teams, and to Local Authority who subscribe to IAC through the Subscriber Gateway. The form comes in two formats – a PDF which can be printed and filled in by hand, and a downloadable form which can be completed on screen. Local Authorities who do not subscribe to IAC services may purchase the form at a cost of £50.

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London Marathon April 2018

Now is your chance to turn 2018 into a fulfilling and life-changing year. We have a unique opportunity for you to take part in the Virgin 2018 London Marathon. IAC is seeking 7 volunteers to run the London Marathon on our behalf and raise funds to help find loving families for disadvantaged children overseas and for those awaiting adoption in the UK.

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Launch of Intercountry Regional Adoption Agency

IAC announces the launch of a regional adoption agency for intercountry adoption as of 1st November 2017.

Domestic Adoption

IAC is the largest intercountry adoption centre in the UK. Since 2012 it has brought this expertise to UK domestic adoption as well.