The Kate Cocks Memorial Adoption Agency was established in 1967 and operated from the Methodist run, Kate Cocks Babies Home. This private adoption agency arranged the adoption of many babies born to mothers in the Home and children placed at the Home. The Agency closed in 1978.
The Kate Cocks Memorial Adoption Agency was established in 1967 and operated from the Methodist run, Kate Cocks Babies' Home.
When the Adoption of Children Act 1966-1967 was passed, any charitable agency which arranged adoptions was required to apply to the Director of Social Welfare to operate as a private adoption agency. Both the Kate Cocks Memorial Babies' Home and its predecessor, the Methodist Home for Babies and Unmarried Mothers, had arranged for the adoption of babies born to mothers in the Home, and babies and children placed in the Home. In November 1967 this activity became official with the commencement of the Kate Cocks Memorial Adoption Agency. This Agency arranged many adoptions until it closed in 1978.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 2 September 2013, Last modified: 20 February 2014