Adopting a Child in Blackburn

Are you interested in adopting with Blackburn and Darwen? As the adoption agency for Blackburn with Darwen Council, we make sure to match up children and potential new families with care, guidance and concern.  Adopting a child can be a sensitive process, and it is even more sensitive for the child in question!  Therefore, it is our job as an adoption agency to protect the wellbeing, safety and interests of the children and families we support.  What’s more, we make sure to help families understand the adoption process, and what to expect along the way.

How Does Adoption in Blackburn and Darwen Work?

Adoption in Blackburn and Darwen is a straightforward process.  Whilst it can take time to complete, this is because we need to thoroughly check and measure various factors during your application.  It is all in the name of making sure our children have access to a warm, loving home which is also capable of caring for them into adulthood.  Our social workers work tirelessly not only to help protect children, but to help families understand each stage of the process.

Essentially, the start of the adoption process is registering your interest.  To begin with, we will ask you to submit some details and meet with us in order to learn more about you and to attend sessions where we will give you information on what adoption entails.  During this time, you can advise us whether or not you would like to proceed.  After a few sessions, we will invite you to provide more information and documentation.

This information is crucial to your application as, along with our background checks, it will be used to assess your suitability to adopt. Our children need adoptive families who can give them warm, loving and secure family homes into adulthood.

Why Should I Adopt?

Adoption is something many families choose to do for a variety of reasons.

  • They may have been trying to raise a family of their own;
  • They may be interested in giving a child a new start in life;
  • They may wish to offer care to children who are disadvantaged.

No matter your reasons for adopting a child, we will consider your case carefully.  Our friendly, experienced social workers will help you at each stage of the adoption process and will also be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have along the way.

We will also support you and your potential match along the whole of the process. The matching process can take time to ensure we achieve the best match possible for children and families. We aim to understand you and your family circumstances to the best of our ability in making decisions about matching. Please understand that this process takes time and effort – but it is in the name of ensuring child safety and security at every step of the way.

Getting Started With an Application

Adoption in Blackburn and Darwen is overseen by our friendly team of professionals and social care experts. To begin with, all you will need to do is supply a few details to register your enquiry.  We will then invite you to some preparatory sessions, and will ask for further information for your application as and when required.

Adoption doesn’t have to be scary! We’re here to help make the process run as smoothly as possible for everyone involved.  If you have any questions or queries, make sure to call us or email our team at your convenience – and we’ll get back in touch with you!