Children needing adoption

Most children needing adoption will have been separated from their birth families at birth or in early childhood, many of these children will live with foster carers while plans are made for their future. As a result of this less than ideal start in life most of the children with an adoption plan will carry with them some degree of uncertainty about their future well being and needs.

We have children from across Yorkshire and Humber needing adoption; they may have siblings; they may have different ethnic backgrounds; they may have experienced significant harm as a result of a parent’s drug or alcohol misuse, domestic violence or mental health issues.

In short our children have a range of needs, personalities, abilities and vulnerabilities, and some have significant disabilities too, but all our children have one thing in common; they all have potential. They all need a permanent, stable loving home to enable them to make the most of life's opportunities. If this is something you feel you can provide and you meet some basic criteria we want to hear from you.

We believe in adoption, because every day we are reminded how powerful adoption can be for adults and children; we want all our children with a plan for adoption to have the opportunity to grow up in a family. If adoption is something you think you could consider then speak to us and come along to one our information events  to find out more.

Please read our  Child Stories* for examples of some of the children we have been family finding for. 

*These profiles are based on real children but their names and images have been changed to protect their identity. ​​​​These profiles are not children we are currently family finding for. 

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

Telephone 0113 378 3535

Alternatively, please provide your name and email address using the form below and we’ll send you some information.

By clicking Enquire you are consenting to the One Adoption West Yorkshire Regional Adoption Agency (OAWY RAA) (acting on behalf of local authority adoption services from Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield) to collect and store your name, contact information and which council area you live in. We are collecting this information to enable us to direct your request to the appropriate team and to respond to your request for a service. Please note, we will not share your information with any third parties outside of the Regional Agency and will not sell your details on for other marketing purposes.

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Melanie and Pete

Melanie and Pete had hoped to have their own children but after IVF was unsuccessful, decided to go along to a local adoption information event 

We had been together for 10 years before we went along to the local authority adoption information evening. I was 30 and Pete was 35 at the time. Pete was a bit doubtful at first, but he met an old school friend when we were there and this seemed to help him to warm to the idea. Also we have friends who have adopted, and my cousins are adopted, so I think we started out with a reasonable awareness of adoption, its challenges and rewards.