Why Us?

Let's Adopt is Blackburn with Darwen Council's adoption service. There are many reasons to choose our adoption team over other adoption agencies. Not only do we know all about the children in our care, we're very proud of our excellent track record of placing children from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Every placement we've made since 2009 has resulted in a successful adoption. This is a big achievement when you consider that the national adoption disruption rate is 10%.

We'll work with you from day one to provide the high levels of support you need to experience the rewards of adopting a child. In Blackburn with Darwen around 50 children every year need adoptive parents. As our colleagues in fostering and children's services care for these children, we know them very well, which enables us to match children and family groups to adoptive parents. In addition, there are a variety of family finding opportunities that you can take part in. These include adoption activity days, exchange days and our fostering for adoption programme.

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What training and support will you receive?

You'll take part in adoption preparation training that looks at child development, forming families and the special issues involved in adopting. Our team will support you at every stage. Your adoption social worker will be with you throughout the assessment and approval process until the adoption order. Beyond that, our post-adoption team provides a range of support services to:

  • Adopted children and young people
  • Adoptive parents and their families
  • Birth parents and relatives
  • People (now aged over 18) who were adopted as a child.

These support services can be accessed at any time and cover everything from financial and therapeutic support to getting advice from psychologists and social workers to assistance with a child's education or health needs. We also organise a number of informal support activities you can take part in such as coffee mornings, social events and support groups.

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