At this early stage, our priority is making sure you have all the information you need to get started on your adoption journey.
Average time: 2 months
The focus of stage one is to learn a bit more about you and your history. At this stage, we’ll go through an information pack with you and ask for references.
Average time: 4 months
Stage two of the process will prepare you for becoming an adoptive parent. From meeting with the adoption panel to matching with a child, your social worker will be there to support you through this stage.
Other types of adoption…
If you’re living in a stepfamily, find out more about the process of adopting your partner’s children and the additional factors you need to consider.
If you have links with, or knowledge of another country’s culture, history and language, then you may be interested in adopting a child from that country. Find out more about this process.
Young children, older children, brothers and sisters, children with additional needs. Find out more about the types of children waiting for their lives to change.
If you’re interested in adoption, need additional support, or just want to ask us some questions, we’d love to hear from you.
You can also speak to an adoption worker for an informal chat, and we can then send you an information pack.
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