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.

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?

Errord & 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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