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What is Adoption?

Adopting a child means that you become their legal parent, with exactly the same rights and responsibilities as if the child had been born to you.

What does the adoption team do?

Our job is to find parents for children who are looked-after by the Local Authority and cannot return to live with their birth family. Most of these children are presently living with foster families but need the security of living permanently with a family they can call their own.

Which children need adoption?

We need all sorts of families for all sorts of children, especially school age children.

We are keen to hear from anyone who feels they can consider a child with disabilities, or a child whose birth parent(s) have learning disabilities and/or suffer from mental illness.


Our greatest need is for families able to adopt groups of two or more brothers and sisters.  At present, we have more boys to place than girls.

Many of our children have troubled pasts. Some have contact with their birth family that needs to continue, in some form, after placement with adoptive parents.

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