Adoption is a way of providing a new family for children who cannot be brought up by their own parents. It’s a legal procedure in which all the parental responsibility is transferred to the adopters. Once an adoption order has been granted it can’t be reversed except in extremely rare circumstances. An adopted child loses all legal ties with their first mother and father (the “birth parents”) and becomes a full member of the new family, usually taking the family’s name.
Can I adopt?
We welcome prospective adopters who are over 21 years of ageFind out more
What is the Process?
In July 2013 the Government introduced a new 3 stage process for those interested in becoming adoptersFind out more
What are the next steps?
Start by giving us a callFind out more
Rod and Lee wanted a family. They had contact with social services in Swindon as approved Foster Carers. The first child they adopted they had already been fostering. “The first time around was really quite nerve-wracking, because we weren’t the only couple who wanted to adopt her,” said Rod. MORE
The Adoption “Statement of Purpose” may be downladed as a pdf file: Adoption Statment of Purpose Jan._2013