This official Government Website provides advice on what adoption is, the processes involved together with the legal ramifications:

Direct.Gov Adoption Pages

Adoption SSAFA

SSAFA Forces Help is an approved voluntary adoption agency. It has specialist adoption social workers in the UK as well as in British Forces Germany. Social workers from the RAF (UK) Social Work Service and the Personal Welfare Services in Northern Ireland and Cyprus and Gibraltar also carry out some adoption work.

Adoption UK

Adoption UK is a national charity run by and for adopters, providing self-help information, advice, support and training on all aspects of adoption and adoptive parenting.

Every Child Matters

The British Association for Adoption & Fostering

BAAF works with everyone involved with adoption and fostering across the UK. They have regional and country offices in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, providing services to meet the needs of some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.