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Adoption Matters

From the first phone call,
to the first grandchild.
We're here for you.

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The Process

The adoption process starts with your first email or call to us, right through to a child's first years with you and beyond. Below is an overview of the stages of the adoption process to give you an idea of what to expect. We have had to adapt many of our processes around the current Covid-19 restrictions. We ensure that our work is now conducted safely adhering to the latest guidance using a mixture of online technology as well as some face-to-face meetings where it is safe and appropriate to do so.

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Adoption Information Event
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Registration of Interest (Stage 1)
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Information sharing discussion (Stage 1)
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Checks (Stage 1)
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Preparation Training (Stage 1)
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Formal Application (Stage 2)
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Stage 2
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Panel
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Approval
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Family Finding
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Match
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Placement
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Support
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Meet some of the 2,030+ children waiting to be adopted

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Carrie-May – Aged 6

Carrie-May – Aged 6

Carrie May (6) is a bright little girl who loves all things girly. She likes to sing along to songs that sh...

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Barney and Mason – Aged 6 and 3

Barney and Mason – Aged 6 and 3

Barney (5) and Mason (3) are brothers who have always lived together, and want to stay together. They have ...

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Lola – Aged 4

Lola – Aged 4

Lola (4) has a cheeky personality and a lovely smile. She likes sensory activities such as popping bubbles,...

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Jayden – Aged 2

Jayden – Aged 2

  Jayden (2) is a happy, smiley boy who loves to be around people. He likes to make a lot of noise and...

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Kira and Olivia – Aged 5 and 2

Kira and Olivia – Aged 5 and 2

Kira (5) and Olivia (2). Kira has had a lot of changes in her life and she needs a family who can give her ...

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Upcoming Events

Check out our latest recruitment, fundraising and Centre for Adoption Support events.

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General & Fundraising Events

22 May
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Great Manchester Run 10K

  Celebrate everything that’s incredible about Manchester! Starting and finishing in the heart of the ...

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11 Sep
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Great North Run

The world’s biggest and best half marathon – famous for its warm North East welcome, unbeatable atmosphere ...

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Adoption Info Events

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Online Adoption Information Event

Our online adoption information events are a convenient way to find out more about adoption and our Outstan...

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15 Feb
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Online Adoption Information Event

Our online adoption information events are a convenient way to find out more about adoption and our Outstan...

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03 Mar
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Online Adoption Information Event

Our online adoption information events are a convenient way to find out more about adoption and our Outstan...

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Centre for Adoption Support Events

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Therapy Service Course – 4 Day Understanding and Managing Challenging and Aggressive Behaviours Course

Venue: Online Course held via Zoom Duration: 4 mornings (2 hours) over 4 weeks (participants need to attend...

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27 Jan
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Webinar – Attachment and Education

About this Webinar: Having an understanding of why adopted children find school days such a challenge is in...

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01 Feb
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Webinar – Understanding and Managing Child to Parent Violence and Aggression

About this webinar: In this two hours workshop we will explore the phenomenon known as Child to Parent Viol...

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