What is adoption?

Smiling babyAdoption means offering a permanent and loving home to a child who can no longer be brought up by their birth family.

As an adoption agency, we welcome applications from a wide range of social, cultural and racial backgrounds and we in turn are legally allowed to arrange adoptions. This is done by a social worker gaining an understanding of the child’s needs and seeking an adoptive family best able to meet them. Here in Walsall we find adoptive families for children of all ages and backgrounds.

Adoptive parents through the courts are given legal and parental responsibilities by the making of an Adoption Order. This ends the child’s legal relationships with the birth family and gives the child new legal parents. The child becomes a full member of the adoptive family, the same as being born to the adopters and usually takes the family’s name.