An in-depth guide to adoption

Last updated: 18 March 2022 Adoption information pack (pdf, 1.2 MB)
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Contact the adoption team

We hope that you have found the information in this pack useful in helping you consider whether adoption is appropriate for you. We have given you a lot of detail, but feel it appropriate you know from the beginning what adopting a child will entail. It can feel like a daunting process but adoption is about finding the right families for children needing adoptive homes and all children needing adoption are entitled to loving families who will promote and safeguard their welfare.

Being assessed as an adopter is a challenge but can lead to life changing opportunities at the end of the process. If you take the next step and contact the Adoption Team about taking your assessment further you will be asked to come along to one of our Information Sessions, when you can hear workers and adopters sharing their knowledge and experiences. Most adopters will speak of the rewards and satisfaction that adoption has brought to them and their families and that the time and energy taken make it worthwhile. Adoption, like all things in life, carries risks.

When it does not work out as all would hope, this is very damaging – most of all for the child. We therefore want to work with you to minimise these risks so far as is possible. We depend on your honesty and openness throughout the process, so that we can help you to get things right for the child, identify your strengths and try to consider when you may need support.

Contact us

Want to find out more about adoption? Give us a call on 01494 586 349 or email us on [email protected].

We are happy to answer any questions you may have and address your concerns.

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