What is Adoption?

Adoption is the placement of a child on a permanent basis with a family who are not their birth parents. Adoptive parents have full legal responsibility once the adoption process is complete.
Choosing to become an adoptive parent is a life changing and extremely rewarding decision for both you and the child or children you adopt.

In July 2013, the government introduced a new assessment process in a bid to reduce the time taken to assess prospective adopters, which was seen as a huge barrier towards people coming forward. The new process consists of a two-month pre-qualification stage, followed by a four-month full assessment stage. The government are hoping that this new approach encourages more families to come forward.

If you believe you could transform a child’s life, take the first step by contacting the West London Adoption and Permanence Consortium.