Could you open your heart and home to a child?

It is widely known in black communities that informal adoption is part and parcel of the fabric of our communities; we raise and nurture children that are not our biological children as if they were. However there are a number of barriers and misconceptions that deter people from taking the next steps.

This includes concerns around people feeling that their housing is not adequate, finances are not in a good enough position or worries about their age.

At a time when national statistics reveal that black and mixed heritage children wait the longest for an adoptive family, we want to raise awareness that the key attributes for adopting a child is providing a loving, safe, stable home and that factors such as occupation, salary and the size of someone’s home, are not important.

Parents sat with you adopted daughter on a sofa

Adoption stories

We spoke with three sets of adoptive parents, to see how their families grew...

Tell us about your adoption journey

Azumah, adopted a son

What impact has adoption had on your life and family?

Errod & Pearl, adopted a daughter

What would you say to others thinking about adoption?

Jacqui , adopted a son and daughter

Looking to adopt in West Midlands

If you’re a prospective black adopter from the West Midlands there is an adoption support organisation waiting to help you explore adoption and to provide a helping hand through the next steps.

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Looking to adopt in North West

If you’re a prospective black adopter from the North West there is an adoption support organisation waiting to help you explore adoption and to provide a helping hand through the next steps.

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Looking to adopt elsewhere in England

If you’re a prospective black adopter looking to adopt in England, find an agency in your area to begin your journey with.

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