What is adoption?

Adoption is a way of providing permanent families for children who are unable to live with their birth families. To adopt means taking a child permanently into your home and bringing them up as your own. The child will legally become part of your family.

Children who can no longer live with their birth families because of loss, neglect or abuse, need the love and support of a parent who will help them come to terms with their earlier life experiences

A lot of children are waiting for new families; boys and girls, brothers and sisters, and most are aged between two and 10 years old. Many are part of a family group of two or more children who need to be placed together. The children we place with adoptive parents are referred to us by local authorities.