Adopting a child or siblings is a life-long decision, where a child becomes part of your family. You have the same legal rights as birth parents and the child has the same rights as birth children. By choosing to adopt, you’ll give a child the vital loving relationships we all need and a secure and permanent home.
There are many reasons why children can’t stay with their birth families: some children come from complex family background, or some children may have experienced trauma in their life.
We’re looking for people with a variety of skills and experiences who can meet each child’s needs and form lasting bonds. We want to make the best decision for the child so we need adopters from many different backgrounds. We’re especially keen to speak to people who would consider adopting sibling groups and older children.
You may think you are too old, but people who are older and who have more life experience can be more patient and understanding. You are possibly already parents and willing to take on the special challenge and rewards that adopting an older child could bring. But whether or not you are already a parent, you will have more general experience in life and how to handle difficult situations which is an advantage when parenting older children.
We would love to hear from you if you are:
A Concurrent Carer means you are both a Foster Carer and an Adopter, so you can take babies from when they are born, or soon after. The Concurrent Carer acts as the Foster Carer for the child and supports contact with the birth family, while the court decides the child’s future. A concurrent placement gives the child the continuity of care that is important for a good start in life.
Contact us for more details on adopting a child, becoming a concurrent carer or any of the other services we provide.
If you email or phone us, we will get back to you - please give us your telephone/mobile number and a time when you would prefer us to call.
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 ext. 471074