One you are approved for adoption, the next step is to find a child or children that will be the best possible match for the warm and loving new life you want to offer them.
We will work closely with you as you go through out matching process. Our expert team liaise with social workers across the country, and we will work together to locate the best possible match from the National Adoption Register and other government agencies who deal with children who are currently waiting for adoption in the UK.
What To Expect
The face of adoption in the UK has changed a lot over the years. Many years ago whenever anyone thought of adoption, they would imagine a life with a newborn baby. However, these days the number of babies given up for adoption is actually quite small.
At any one time in the UK, there are thousands of children seeking new families because they are no longer able to live with their own birth parents. The truth is that the vast majority of these children will be older children of school-age, as well as many who will need to be settled with their siblings to keep family bonds together.
The children will also be coming from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and some may also have disabilities that might need extra care or home adaptations to be put in place.
The length of time it will take to go through the adoption process can vary, but we do our very best to work with both prospective adopters and children's social workers to identify possible matches, taking care to consider the needs or the child or sibling group concerned.
When we think a match has been found, we will provide you with all the information you need. You can discuss directly with the children's social worker what you are able to provide for the child(ren), or what type of caring environment the child(ren) will need to ease their transition into your family.
If you are happy with your match, then we can take the next steps towards formal adoption, and once approved, you will be able to meet the child or children in person.
The Emotional Toll
We know that you only want the best for your adoptive child, and that you cannot wait to start your adventure with your new family, but patience and kindness are the keys to building your new relationship with your child.
Nearly all of the children currently waiting for adoptive parents have experienced some emotional turmoil. Having an unsettled start in life can leave children feeling vulnerable, but with your support, you can transform their life through adoption and provide them with a stable base to enable them to grow and thrive.