Adoption Services for Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Southampton and Portsmouth councils

Adopt South is the Regional Adoption Agency bringing together four local authorities, providing improved outcomes for children who need secure and loving homes to flourish and be part of a family forever.

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Covid-19 announcement from the Head of Adopt South

On behalf of Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton local authorities, Rachel Reynolds, Head of Adopt South, has provided an update on the Regional Adoption Agency’s service in relation to the response to the current Covid-19 situation.

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As a nation, we find ourselves plunged into an unprecedented situation. However, we are living in a time when we have the greatest opportunity to make the most of all the communications technology to keep in touch throughout the current crisis.

Adopt South are dedicated to supporting your adoption journey

We are open

We are trialling and testing different communication tools and finding ways to manage information remotely and securely, so that you can continue to access learning and advice, as we support you through the adoption process.

We can talk to you

You can call, email and direct message us. Our adoption enquiry team can help you with discovery and the sharing of insights about adoption. And when you are ready to share with us, we can begin to learn about your desire to give a child or children a forever family.

Adoption has changed so much in the last few years; a forever family can happen in six months.

The disruption to our lives from COVID-19 has resulted in us making our service even more agile, offering new ways to support you and perhaps with more flexibility to be able to respond more efficiently to your needs.

Your adoption journey will continue

For those of you already in Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the adoption process, we are creating online resources and FaceTime conversations, as well as processing information in different formats securely and on time. Our Social Workers are working tirelessly to ensure that all our applicants are continuing with their development pathway.

I really hope that if you have been thinking about adoption, you will contact us. Our adopters are single, LGBT+, in a relationship and they are all ages.  There is a lot of help out there, including Government support through Universal Credit, Child Benefit and free childcare.

All sections of our society can adopt

We need special people like you to love and care for children to help them flourish and grow as part a family that can give them all the love, attention and stability they need.

In this time of uncertainty, I trust you and your loved ones will remain safe and well, within your homes, and hope that in the not too distant future, we will be able to return to what we have come to know as our normal lives.

Contact us

Adoption enquiries phone 0300 3000 011

Post adoption support phone 0300 3000 001

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Post-Adoption support

Download the Adopt South brochure

All the information you need about Adopt South can be found on our website, but you can also download our brochure to guide you through the adoption process.

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