How do I adopt?
Tell us you're interested in adopting
- Complete our enquiry form and we'll be in touch
- Telephone us on: 0121 303 7575
- Come along to one of our information events
Please note that all "home visits" are currently being done via video call. This is in response to the situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Our team will be happy to explain more about this when you contact them.
For all potential adopters we’ll arrange for an adoption social worker to meet with you at your family home. This is a chance for us to get to know about each other. If adoption is right for you, and we agree, we’ll invite you to submit your Registration of Interest (application form) and attend our four day preparation training.
It usually take 6 months to be approved as an adopter.
Stage one usually takes around two months to complete. During stage one you'll begin the first round of checks and preparation.
Stage two usually take around four months to complete. During stage two preparation training, you’ll be supported by a dedicated social worker.
Matching and placement
Once you are approved as an adopter, you will be considered as a potential match for any suitable children.
During matching and placement, our dedicated family finding teams concentrate on finding the right family for the children in our care.
"We found the process wonderfully supportive, to prepare you for every step of the way. Our social worker was really focussed on finding us a perfect family and getting us sorted and equipped with everything we needed to know as new adoptive parents"
Telephone us: 0121 303 7575
Monday to Wednesday: 8:45am to 5:15pm
Thursday: 8:45am to 8:00pm
Friday: 8:45am to 4:15pm
Email us: AFRecruit@birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk