Could you change a child's future?
Now is the ideal time to consider whether you could change a child's life and realise the family you've always dreamed of, and to contact our friendly adoption team.
Adoption is a lifelong commitment, and one of the most amazing things you can do. It is about providing a permanent family for children in care who cannot, for whatever reason, return home. Adopters take on all the rights and responsibilities for the child that birth parents had, offering a child stability, love and security within a family home, throughout their childhood and beyond.
The Portsmouth Adoption Service is a government organisation that recruits adopters from across Hampshire, within 50 miles of Portsmouth city (sometimes further afield). We hold regular informations sessions twice per month (both in the day and evening to suit your needs).
In addition, we are holding a joint recruitment event with the fostering service, for anyone considering adoption or fostering, at the Emirates Spinnaker Tower, on Tuesday 22 May, 7.30pm - 9.30pm. Entry to the tower is free, and there is no need to book to come along, simply drop by on the evening.
We offer prospective adopters a warm welcome from many walks of life regardless of ethnicity, sexuality, whether you are married, remarried, single, part of a couple, in rented accomodation or a homeowner (a spare bedroom is a requirement). We are a team of professional, friendly staff, with a flexible, 'can do' and helpful approach wherever possible, with exceptional levels of pre-adoption approval service and post-adoption support.
Our primary focus is to find the right family for the children Looked After by this local authority who need to be placed for adoption. Therefore you are valued highly by us, and we need adopters for children of all ages, especially children aged 3+ and siblings.
If you are thinking of adopting a child or young person we will try to make the process as quick, clear and seamless as possible, and remember, people often just like you can adopt.
As the adoption team for Portsmouth we will:
- treat you with courtesy and honesty
- respect your wishes
- work in partnership with you
- keep you informed at every stage of the process
- give you the information you need to help you make the right decisions