Your adoption journey
Adoption is an exciting, challenging and life-changing experience for parents and the children waiting for a permanent, loving and secure home. It’s a big decision and we are here to help you discover if it is right for you and to support you in your journey to extend your family.
The adoption process
To start your journey, we suggest you come along to one of our regular information events where you can meet adoption social workers and experienced adoptive parents who can talk you through the process, start to answer some of your questions and help you to consider your route to adoption. You can find an event here or contact us by phone or email.
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.
**** Covid 19 (coronavirus) update ****
At One Adoption we are following the Government’s guidance and adapted the way we provide our services to ensure that those interested in becoming adoptive parents are still able to proceed, and that our support services to existing adopters can continue.
This means starting the adoption journey looks a bit different at the moment.
Our information events are currently being held virtually over Zoom or MS Teams. Please see our events page for details of the next online information event in your region. If you are in South Yorkshire you can also request a one-to-one chat as an alternative to attending an event.
We have split the adoption process into a number of steps to help you get a clearer view of what to expect.
Once you start your adoption journey with One Adoption, you will be welcomed into our adoption community and a wide range of support will be available to you, including peer mentors, workshops and training, support groups and social activities for parents and children. We can also offer specialist support to meet your family’s specific needs.
For further details about what support is on offer in your region please see:
Other routes to adoption
In addition to the adoption process outlined above there are a number of routes that people take when wishing to adopt a child, including Early Permanence Placement (EPP), also known as ‘fostering to adopt’. Read this page here.
If you wish to adopt:
- The child you are fostering - please contact your social worker
- Your partner’s child - please read this page here
- A child from overseas - please contact the Yorkshire Adoption Agency
To find out more, please download our Step-by-Step guide to adoption.
If you have any questions about starting the adoption process please do call our adoption advice lines to have a chat with one of our social workers.
We look forward to hearing from you.