All about adoption
Watch our new film featuring adoptive families from across Wales which has been made to help recruit more adopters throughout the country. They have shared their heart warming stories to inspire people to consider becoming a ‘forever family’ for a child or sibling group who are unable to live with their birth family.
“three people can come together from very different past lives to create a new life together.”
Read the story of Sara who was featured in our adoption film above. Sara adopted her daughter Sam as a single mother. Read her blog entry.
On this page
> What is adoption?
> What is the difference between adoption and fostering?
> Who are the children who need adopting?
> Who can adopt?
> How do people apply to adopt?
> How do people get approved to adopt?
> What if you don't get approved to adopt?
> What is 'Fostering for Adoption'?
> How are approved adopters matched with a child?
> What happens when the child moves in?
> How is adoption made legal?
> Should children be told that they are adopted?
> Do birth parents and other relatives have any contact with their child after adoption?
> Do adopted children want to trace their birth parents?
> What about adopting from abroad?
> What about adoption by step-parents?
> My child has been or is going to be adopted. Where can I get help?
> I am an adoptive parent. Can you advise me where to get support?
> Further information