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Types of adoption

Types of adoption

Types of adoption

  • Most local authorities and a range of voluntary adoption agencies assess and prepare prospective adopters with a view to them being matched with children who cannot live with their birth parents
  • Although a small number of babies are placed for adoption, most of these children are in need of adoption as a result of a court decision that this is the best way to meet their needs
  • This service is provided by the Wiltshire Adoption team
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  • We are looking for people who can care for, and then potentially adopt, some of the very young children in our care as part of the concurrent planning process which we are starting to implement in Wiltshire
  • Concurrent planning involves young children and babies who live with concurrent foster carers while the courts decide whether or not they can return to their birth families. If they cannot return to their birth family, these carers can apply to adopt
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  • Some adults considering adoption as the way to have a family choose to adopt a child from another country
  • Wiltshire does not provide this service directly, but contracts a service from the PACT. You can contact PACT on 0300 456 4800 alternatively you can visit pactcharity.org
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  • Some step parents apply to adopt their partners child, this service is provided by the PACT after a referral from the Wiltshire Adoption team
  • If you would like to discuss different routes to adoption please contact us on 01225 716510 or email us on adoption@wiltshire.gov.uk
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Last updated: 4 July 2016 | Last reviewed: 4 July 2016