A Life Less Ordinary

for the children waiting the longest

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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, like many organisations, have adapted our way of working around any Covid-19 restrictions. We ensure that our work is conducted safely adhering to the latest guidance using a mixture of online technology as well as 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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Approval
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Family Finding
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Match
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Placement
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Meet some of the 1,900 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

21 Aug
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Open Garden and Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Pack up your picnic, Teddy Bear and blanket and join us for an Open Garden and Teddy Bears' Picnic! For tho...

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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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18 Sep
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CBC Chester Charity Walk

This years CBC Chester Charity Walk will take place on Sunday 18 September 2022 and all Adoption Matters su...

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Adoption Info Events

17 Aug
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Adopting with Concurrent Planning Online Adoption Information Event – 17 August

Want to find out more about this innovative route to adoption combining fostering and adoption? Adopting wi...

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25 Aug
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Adoption Information Event – North East Region

Do you live in the North East region and want to find out more about adoption and early permanence? Come al...

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08 Sep
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Online Adoption Information Event – 08 September

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

07 Sep
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Webinar – You and Your Support Network

About this Webinar: This is the only webinar that we offer where we request that both adopters and their su...

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14 Sep
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Webinar – Connecting Through Play

About this Webinar: Connecting through Play is a time limited adoptive parents course designed for families...

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16 Sep
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Webinar – Understanding and Managing Child to Parent Violence and Aggression

About this Webinar: We are aware that for many families child to parent violence is a significant issue and...

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