Resources to support adoptive parents
If you're adopting (or have adopted) a child, this page contains additional useful information.
Adoption Manual Glossary
Theexplains some terms that you may come across during the adoption process.
Adoption Service Statement of Purpose
Thesets out our aims, values, principles and objectives. It describes how we'll meet these, working with carers, children, young people, their families and other partner agencies. It also explains our facilities and services, which we provide in line with adoption legislation and regulatory frameworks.
Read ourto find out more about:
- adoption timescales
- how we work with:
- children and young people
- birth families
- adoptive applicants and adopters
- adoption support
- the adoption panel
- access to adoption records
- step-parent adoptions
- applications for approval as inter-country adopters.
Customer Care Standards
We are committed to the First 4 Adoption Customer Care Standards. First 4 Adoption is a national information service for people interested in adopting a child.