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Adoption is a legal process that permanently joins a child to their adoptive parent(s) – who then take on the responsibility of bringing them up.
There are a whole number of reasons why an authority would feel that it is in the child’s best interest to be adopted.
All adopted children are entitled to a range of social services and other support based on their needs.
We appreciate that this can be a difficult and stressful time, and we can provide you with the support you may need.
Adoption contact registers provide a way for adopted people and birth relatives to register their interest in making contact with one another.
Find out how to access your birth name.
The Letterbox is a system that enables birth relatives and adoptive parents to stay in contact by exchanging written information.