Join the Parent Reference Group

The Parent Reference Group meets quarterly, and membership is drawn from a range of adoptive parents from across the Regional Adoption Agency (RAA).

The purpose of the group is to:

  • provide a stakeholder perspective to the RAA
  • act as a conduit between those living the adoption journey and policy and decision makers within the RAA.

It is vital that membership of the group is drawn from a wide range of adopters to best reflect the broadest experiences within adoption.

We welcome:

  • adopters who had children placed some years ago and are parenting older children
  • recently approved adopters
  • same sex adopters
  • adopters of all races, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds
  • single adopters
  • sibling group adopters
  • adopters of children with complex needs.

We are looking for members who can attend 4 virtual meetings a year.

If you feel you have the time and would like to consider joining our board, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at or call 03000 420508.