Thinking about adoption?
<strong>Welcome</strong> to adoption in Birmingham
Birmingham Children's Trust Adoption Agency is a not for profit, voluntary adoption agency. We have been recognised by Ofsted as an adoption agency that provides a good adoption service with outstanding leadership.
We are owned by, but independent from, Birmingham City Council. This means that we that we are responsible for all children in care in Birmingham. We are the largest single agency with the highest number of children in care. We have children of all ages who need an adoptive family to care for them through their lifetime. We need you to get in touch.
What is adoption?
Adoption is about becoming the legal parent(s) to child who is no longer able to live with their birth family. It is a process which transfers all legal responsibility for a child to new parent(s) (the adopters).
An adopted child becomes a full member of their new family including taking the family's name. Adoption is a permanent and lifelong commitment and decision.
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“Please come forward if you are interested”
Azumah shares her story to encourage others in the black community to consider adoption.Read Azumah's story
Brothers and sisters are stronger together
Did you know almost half of children awaiting adoption need adopting with their brother or sister?Could you adopt siblings?
Our children are waiting, why are you?
We're asking anyone who is thinking about adoption to consider children who often wait the longest.Watch the video
How we support you
From your first enquiry to your first grandchild, we're here for you whenever you need us.Read more about our training and support
You can adopt!
We're supporting a new national campaign to encourage anyone thinking about adoption to find out moreFind out who can adopt
One in four of our adopters are LGBTQ+
We welcome adoption applications from members of the LGBTQ+ community.Find out more about our support offer for LGBTQ+ adopters
What our adopters say
Find out what our adopters sayRead adopter feedback and their personal stories
Who are the children?
Find out more about the children who need to be adoptedRead more about our children
The adoption process
Find out how you can start, or grow, your family through adoption.Find out more about the adoption process
Adopt a younger child
If you're interest in adopting a younger child, fostering before adoption might be a good option for you.Find out about fostering to adopt