What is adoption?

Adoption is a way of providing the security, permanency and the love of a new family when it is not possible for a child to be raised by his/her birth parents or within the birth family.

After adoption, all rights and responsibilities are transferred from the original parents to the adoptive parents.

The child assumes the surname of the new parents, receives an adoption certificate to replace their birth certificate and becomes a permanent and full member of the new family.

We believe that the stability of a forever family gives children the best possible chance of realising their full potential.

Adopting a child means committing to that child for life. It’s a way of making a real difference to them, by giving them the love, stability and safe nurturing environment every child deserves.

Training and support will be provided to help you prepare for adoption and this support is continued for as long as you feel it is needed.