Making that first contact to the adoption service can seem very daunting. We want to try to make the process as clear as possible and to reassure you that we are here to help.
We are always looking for new potential adoptive parents and all sorts of people can adopt. You must be over 21 years of age, of good health and can come from all walks of life. You could be:
- in a civil partnership
- unemployed or working
- any nationality or race
There are many children of all ages from babies to teenagers who are searching for adoptive parents and we can make adoptive placements on behalf of other Local Authorities across the country.
Our adoption team
Our adoption team has:
- a service manager for fostering and adoption with a wealth of social care expertise
- a principal social worker who supervises the team of adoption social workers as well as working closely with the service manager
- skilled adoption social workers who are committed to providing an excellent adoption service
The way the service works is explained in the One Adoption Statement of Purpose (PDF, 881KB) .
Ofsted regulates the service and carries out inspections to assess that we are meeting minimum standards and regulations. We proudly hold an ‘Outstanding’ judgement from our last inspection in 2011 which was maintained from our inspection in 2008. Ofsted recognised ‘the agency is extremely well managed at all levels, both strategically and operationally’.
If you are involved with our adoption services we want your views.
If you are a young person aged 10 to 16 and want to let us know how it is going complete the form for adoption comments (age 10 to 16) .
To leave general feedback about our service complete the form for social services feedback .
Ask us about adopting
If you want to put yourself forward to be an adoptive parent or want to know more about it then enquire about adoption now.
Other types of adoptions
There are other types of adoption placements that can happen depending on the circumstances.
One Adoption North and Humber, Civic Offices, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, DN35 8LN
Telephone: 0345 3052576
Email: [email protected]