Becoming an adoptive parent

6. Families our children need


Always wanted a big family?

We need adopters who can take sibling groups (2 children or more)


Ok to be different?

We need adopters who can care for children with medical needs, enduring conditions and disabilities


Not fond of the baby stage?

We need adopters for children aged 3 to 7 years


Diverse family?

In Buckinghamshire, we are looking for adopters that can be matched with our children of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) heritage. BME children can normally wait the longest to be placed for adoption. It is important that adopters can reflect, or are in a good position to promote the child’s identity through their immediate family and friends.

We want to reduce delay for our children of BME heritage. Could you consider adopting a child of BME heritage so they don’t have to wait? If so, please contact the adoption team at


Pre-school children

Interested in adopting a child aged 0-4 years but maybe not sure about Fostering for Adoption just yet. We still need adopters for this age group.


Early Permanence (Fostering for Adoption)

Sometimes we need adopters who can also act as foster carers for very young children - this is called Early Permanence (Fostering for Adoption).

Generally, these placements are made when it is considered very unlikely a child will return to their birth parents but legal decisions still have to be made on the best outcome for the child.

You can find out more about this on the First4Adoption website to decide if this is an option for you.


Interested in exploring adoption further? 

Come along to one of our information evenings and then have a chat with a social worker.  If you would like to speak to someone before coming to one of our information evenings, please call 01494 586 349 or email



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Last updated: 28 May 2021

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