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Welcome to our adoption service, here you'll find information about our adoption services:

New to adoption

Information about how to become an adoptive parent, how to adopt if you're thinking of adopting a step child or relative and ir seeking to adopt a child from overseas.

Information for birth parents

Information for birth parents about the adoption process and what happen's if your child is placed for adoption.

Are you adopted? (birth records)

Information about accessing your birth records if you are adopted.

Post adoption support

Information about our post adoption support services, the adoption allowance scheme and the post adoption letterbox scheme for birth relatives and adoptive parents to exchange information for adopted children.


Care service inspection report

The annual Care Inspectorate inspection of our adoption service was done in January to February 2015. The full inspection report, which found many strengths and good practice examples, is available to read:

Participation strategy

It's important that the views and experiences of adoptive parents and children place in their care are valued and given appropriate weight in the development and delivery of our adoption service. This strategy describes how we'll promote and improve user participation to help develop our service:


If you can't find what you're looking for, or you'd like more information about adoption, please contact us: