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Image of a familyAdoption provides a safe, secure and permanent environment for a child who can no longer be brought up by their birth parents.

Adoptive parents – through a legal process - take on the full parental responsibility for the child, and a life-long commitment to enhance children’s lives.

Find out more about the adoption process and how you can apply.

  • An introduction to what adoption means to child, parent and adopters. Here you can access our Adopters' Charter and enquiry form.
  • Children needing to be adopted can vary by a number of factors, such as: developmental needs and more.
  • Adopting a child is a major, life-changing decision for all parties involved. Prospective adopters need certain personal qualities in order to adopt successfully.
  • A number of support mechanisms have been developed to help adoptive parents meet the life-long task they have chosen, and to help the children settle into their new life.
  • Find useful links to government information and other agencies who offer advice and support.
  • Please contact us if you have any questions about becoming an adoptive parent. You can also find out how to contact us if you have already adopted a child or are adopted yourself and need support.


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