There are exciting times ahead for our Voluntary Adoption Agency as it is set to become part of a Regional Adoption Agency towards in the new year. The nature of adoption means it is very difficult to operate on such a local level as it can be harder to place children in a home that is right for them. This move will allow our adoption team to work with a wider pool of potential adopters and children to ensure they are better matched.
In the meantime we are currently unable to recruit new adopters, but if you would like to talk through your options then please phone 01753 787628.
What is adoption?
Adoption is a way of providing a new family for children who cannot be brought up by their own parents.
It is a legal procedure in which parental responsibility – the right to make all decisions about the child and their upbringing – is transferred to adoptive parents following the granting of an adoption order by the court.
An adopted child becomes a full member of their new family, usually taking the family’s name, and a legal connection to their birth family no longer exists.
Once an adoption order has been granted it cannot be reversed except in extremely rare circumstances, if the legal process has not been properly followed.
People choose to adopt for a variety of reasons. Some because they are unable to have a child biologically, and others who feel they wish to share their family life with a child who may need them.