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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If you want more information come along to one of our information events or contact us on the details below:

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Matt and James wanted to adopt a very young child so Early Permanence Placement (EPP) seemed like the natural choice

Matt and James wanted to adopt a very young child so Early Permanence Placement (EPP) seemed like the natural choice

‘We started talking about adoption with friends, family and work colleagues, and it became clear that many people had some knowledge of, or had their lives touched by adoption,’ says James. ‘So, armed with encouragement and reassurance, we began researching online to learn more about opportunities for adoption and the processes involved.’