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We are currently unable to take any new referrals from prospective adopters with the exception of families living outside of Bristol who would like to adopt siblings. See below for our Information Event on Siblings.
This is due to the success of recent campaigns raising the awareness of the need for adoptive families. This decision will be reviewed in mid January 2015 so please check back with us then.
You are welcome to contact us for an information pack or you could visit www.first4adoption.co.uk to see if there are other authorities or adoption agencies in your area who can accept referrals at this time.
We run regular information events throughout the year, so if you are out and about in the city, you can drop by to pick up information and chat informally with our team.
Guidance and advice
We recognise that choosing to adopt is not a decision that can be made lightly or quickly.
We are here to provide guidance and advice throughout your adoption journey; from deciding whether adoption is right for you, through to support for you and your family from our excellent post-adoption team.
At Bristol, our experienced, dedicated adoption team has been successful in helping hundreds of people to become adoptive parents. With more children than ever entering the care system, the demand for adoptive parents has never been greater.
Here at Bristol we have many children of various ages and backgrounds waiting for adoptive parents right now.
We would love to hear from you. For more information or to answer any questions you may have, you can:
- View the information pages in this section.
- Contact one of our friendly adoption team via the initial contact form page.
- email us at email@example.com.
- Call us on 0117 3534200. We will be happy to answer your questions.
Fiona and Matthew – Bristol approved adopters
"The process of being approved was nowhere near as intimidating as we had thought. Our social worker really took time to get to know us as individuals and we felt absolutely supported throughout the whole process. The on-going adoption support that Bristol offers has been really useful for us and our children at different points since we adopted them. It's good to know that you can access relevant advice or support when you need it."
Kalsoom and Zafar – Bristol approved adopters
"We were supported fully in the adoption process from the minute that we asked for an adoption pack. The process was very smooth and we considered our social worker a friend who very much looked out for our interests and provided good advice and support throughout the process. We have a beautiful daughter who was placed with us at 6 months."
Nikki and Andrew – Bristol approved adopters
"Our social worker was fantastic. Really realistic, understanding and supportive. There was nothing we couldn't ask him. He had a great sense of humour which made the challenging times easier to deal with."
Ofsted and Awards
Ofsted rated Bristol City Council's Adoption Service as "outstanding" in our most recent review.
The Adoption Team was awarded Bristol City Council Team of the Year in 2012.
Pages in the section
- Adoption - contact us
- Adoption agencies and information
- Adoption support
- Applying to adopt
- Children waiting for adoption: the Adopt 50 campaign
- More adopters needed urgently
- Support for adults who were adopted
- Thinking about adoption for your child
- Types of children needing adoption
- What is adoption?
- Who can apply to adopt?
- Adopting from overseas
Family Placement Recruitment Team B Bond Warehouse Smeaton Road Bristol, BS1 6XN
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Work: 0117 353 4200