Steps to adoption

Many of our adoptive parents tell us that adoption is the best thing they have ever done, as well as being challenging and totally life changing for them and their adopted children.  Adoption is a very important decision and together we can help you to find out if it is the right decision for you.

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 a 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.

Call us on 0113 378 3535

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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.

Michelle and Chris started their adoption journey wanting a baby girl and completed it by adopting a five-year-old boy.

‘You learn a lot as an adopter. Michelle and Chris learned a little personality goes a long way!’

You've got a lot of new things to get used to. Some things you get used to more quickly than you would think and other things seemed to take longer. It's not like having a baby, because our son has already got a personality, he's already learnt a lot of behaviors and he can speak for himself.