You Can Adopt

New campaign highlights support available for anyone thinking of adopting in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Southampton and Portsmouth

Adopt South is proud to be supporting a new national campaign from ‘You Can Adopt’ to highlight the invaluable support which is available for the lifetime of adoptive families.

The new campaign highlights the many different types of families in our society and the various ways adoptive parents can find help and guidance throughout their adoption journey.

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Anyone thinking about adoption is supported from the very first time they contact Adopt South and throughout the application process. The agency offers a wide range of help and guidance and will answer questions at their virtual and face-to-face events. Throughout the adoption process, there is a wide range of advice, learning and support on offer.

There is also full support for adoptive families, for as long as they want it, including links with a strong adoption community. For example, this summer the Adoption Support team is bringing more than 100 families together for a Family Fun Day.

The campaign hopes to reassure those considering adoption and encourage them to adopt children who typically wait longest for adoption, including children aged five or over, children with additional and/or complex needs, siblings, and those from a Black and mixed heritage background.

To encourage adopters to come forward for these children, the You Can Adopt campaign uses films and podcasts to highlight the range of support available from adoption agencies, social care workers, charities, employers, friends, relatives, peers and more.

Rachel Reynolds, Head of Adopt South, the partnership Regional Adoption Agency for Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton local authorities said:

Ash and Graham with their adopted child
We support the You Can Adopt national campaign by actively encouraging and supporting anyone interested in adoption.

We strive to find families for toddlers, siblings and young school age children, as well as children with additional needs, because all children need the permanence of a forever family who will love and cherish them for who they are, and will embrace their identity along their life journey.
Rachel Reynolds, Head of Adopt South
Pearl with her adopted son

Contact information

If you’ve ever considered adopting and would like to find out more, get in touch:

Contact Adopt South
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