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Adoption Support

At Blackpool Council Adoption Services, we know how life-changing the decision to adopt can be, and the life changes don’t stop once the decision has been made! We’re devoted to making sure that all our adopted children and adoptive families are fully supported throughout the adoption process, and in the post-adoption process, as they start their new lives.

Your New Family

We understand that this is an extremely exciting yet emotional time for everyone concerned. We will continue to provide you with the support, help and advice you need as you get used to your new family, and being a parent to the child now in your care.

We’ll arrange for regular visits from social workers, and regular reviews of the placement to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the child. We will continue to offer support and assist in managing any impact on other people, especially if you already have children.

Once the child has been in your care for 10 weeks, you can legally apply for an Adoption Order.

Support

We’re here to help you no matter how serious or trivial you think your question or issue is. Our aim is to provide you with all the support you need at every stage of your application and after you have adopted a child. Your social worker remains allocated to you throughout this period, until the time the Adoption Order is made. From this point onwards, post adoption support will be accessed via your post adoption support worker.

If you have any questions about the support we offer to adoptive families, or about any part of the adoption process, please do get in touch.



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