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Adoption is built around the needs of the child but it’s also a legal process giving you duties, responsibilities and rights for that child.

By adopting a child and providing a loving, secure home you can really make a difference. We are always looking for families with the potential to adopt could you be one of them?

In 2012-13 we placed 52 children for adoption (29 girls and 23 boys), including eight who were adopted by their foster carers.

More children are placed as a single child, but we also need families who can adopt two or more siblings together. Last year 21 children were placed with their siblings within adoptive families.

Most children we place for adoption are between 0 and four years old, but we also place a growing number of children aged four to nine years.

Many of our children will have additional health, emotional or educational needs but have huge potential to develop successfully within the right family.

We welcome would-be adopters from all sections of the community, including single carers, and especially those who can consider children over four years old, children from black and minority ethnic groups, sibling groups and children with complicated health or development needs.

We also follow customer care standards developed by the professional bodies representing adoption agencies.

What adopted children say are the best things about getting adopted

  • Joining a new or real family.
  • Being able to stay with brothers or sisters.
  • Knowing that people care about you.
  • Realising you are going to live somewhere forever.

(The Office of the Children's Rights Director)



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  • Updated: 21 Jul 2014
  • Richard Foley
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