2015 has been another busy and exciting year for Adoption Focus. We have welcomed 15 new members of staff as part of a restructure which has seen us add administrative support, five new managers and a dedicated Adoption Support Team.

We, along with our partners from Adoption in the Black Country, Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council, have been chosen to form one the country’s first Regional Adoption Agencies, working together to provide great outcomes for children and adopters.

We have launched our new website, with the help of a generous grant from Transform Foundation, updated our logo as part of a complete rebrand and implemented CHARMS, the UK’s leading adoption software.

Our social events, training sessions and support groups have been really well attended throughout the year and more people have attended our information events and enquired about adopting with Adoption Focus than ever before.

Most importantly, we have found homes for 34 children with 20 new families.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our continuing success – our staff, Trustees, volunteers, fundraisers, supporters, colleagues from Local Authorities and, most of all, our wonderful adopters.

All the progress that Adoption Focus has made this year has been with one aim - to provide excellent support for our adoptive families and more loving and permanent homes for children whose need is the greatest. This will be our main aim for 2016 too.

Have a very happy new year.

Anna Sharkey

CEO, Adoption Focus