Adoption provides a safe, secure and permanent family 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 take on a lifelong commitment to enhance a child’s life.
Children are adopted for a number of reasons. Sometimes birth parents request that their child be placed for adoption. Occasionally, children are abandoned or their birth parents suffer from an illness that prevents them from parenting.
In the majority of cases, however, the courts judge that the birth parents do not have the capacity to care for their children. Often this is due to abuse and neglect or an inability to parent a child safely.
Adoption is an important and life-changing decision. We’re committed to informing prospective adopters about the realities of adoption and to providing on going training and support to our adoptive families, delivered by experienced adoption social workers and support staff.