Adoption In Staffordshire


Hello and welcome to the start of your adoption journey.

At Staffordshire County Council, we believe that all children have the right to a secure, stable and loving home and we need people like YOU to offer love and understanding and be there to support our children through childhood and beyond. During these difficult times we still need to recruit adopters but the way we carry out our assessments and deliver training will need to be at a distance using Skype, telphone conversations and online training.

Our Adoption Service is changing…

On 28th September 2020, your local authority Adoption Service will be joining forces up with neighbouring local authorities to form a regional Adoption Agency - ‘Together4Children’.

Together4Children is a new partnership between Shropshire Council, Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Telford & Wrekin Council.

We will be the regional adoption agency for the four councils, alongside other services and initiatives that support children’s permanency.

Working together means, we can match families sooner and offer greater choice and a better support service for both children and adopters. The four authorities will share information on children and the prospective parents available, but each council will retain responsibility for children from its area.

Could you be who we are looking for?

There are lots of myths about who can adopt most of which are untrue.

Did you know that single people CAN adopt?, you don't need to be married, you can have pets  and you can already have children or not. There is no such thing as a "typical" adopter.

Right now in Staffordshire we are looking for adopters for children of all ages, but we always have a particular need for adopters for sibling groups of 2 or 3 children, children with additional needs or from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Next Steps

If you would like to find out more about adopting with Staffordshire County Council complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you to discuss your interest.

Want to know what it's like to adopt ?  - read what our adopters say.

 PDF Document  Statement of Purpose (934kb)

 PDF Document  Permanency Strategy 2019 (1568kb)

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