Adopting a child involves becoming a new life-long family for a child, when their birth parents are not able, or not safely able, to care for the child.
The process of becoming an adoptive parent involves a period of training and assessment before being approved as an adopter. Once approved, the child's social worker will identify the needs of a child and then look for a family who can best meet those needs. After a period of introductions and the child moving-in, the adoption will be approved at court and you will become the child's legal parent.
The process of approval and waiting for a child can be long, but in North Wales we have helped many adopters and local children to have a new and happy family life together.
The North Wales Adoption Service is a combined service from local authority adoption teams in Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Gwynedd and Ynys Mon. We work together to help find local families for local children in North Wales.