Adoption

Adoption

We're now working with the three neighbouring councils in South Yorkshire area delivering adoption services as part of One Adoption South Yorkshire.

The regional adoption service also includes:

  • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Sheffield City Council

If you live in or near these areas and you're interested in adopting, visit the One Adoption website or contact One Adoption South Yorkshire for more information.

One Adoption South Yorkshire

Our joined-up approach to delivering adoption services will:

  • allow children to be placed in a more timely way
  • help support you on your adoption journey
  • reach a wider audience of potential adopters
  • enable us to develop our services more effectively
  • share good practice across the region

Our adoption staff will continue to work in our local area, with children’s social work staff, to ensure continuity of care and support for children and families.

Our priorities are to:

  • place children needing adoption without delay
  • place children with families able to meet their needs
  • streamline the assessment and approval process for people who want to adopt

Adoption information

Adoption is life changing for adults and children.

One Adoption South Yorkshire provides more information for those thinking about adoption:

You can also find on the site information and support for people who have been adopted

YouCanAdopt and First4Adoption are also useful websites to visit for general information on adoption.

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