Routes to adoption

Adoption is life changing for adults and children, it’s a big decision, so no matter what stage you are at with your thinking, speak to us on the phone and come along to one of our information events so we can start to answer some of your questions and help you to consider your route to adoption.

There are a number of routes that people take when wishing to adopt a child but most of the enquiries we deal with will be for our mainstream routes to adoption. However if you are interested in adopting the child you are fostering; if you want to adopt a partner’s child; or are interested in adopting a child from overseas we can provide you with some information or point you in the right direction. Just give us call or speak to your existing social worker.

Here is an outline of the adoption process:

  • Attend information evening
  • Complete expression of interest form
  • Initial visit
  • Formal registration of interest
  • Stage one training and assessment
  • Stage two assessment
  • Adoption panel
  • Approval
  • Matching
  • Placement
  • Adoption Order

Your route to adoption with us will be personal to you, we will make sure you are listened to and supported at all times and will ensure that you always have all the information that you need  to enable you to take the next steps.

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Louise and David had tried for a family for seven years before deciding on EPP as the way ahead

Louise and David had tried for a family for seven years before deciding on EPP as the way ahead

‘We had tried for a family for seven years,’ says Louise. ‘Over those years we looked at all our options, we even considered surrogacy. I had multiple miscarriages during that time, so it was a bit of a roller coaster emotionally.’