Adopt with us

Find out what we can offer you as an adopter, including support before, during and after the adoption process.
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We're accepting new adoption applications

We can now accept enquiries from prospective adopters who live in Suffolk.

If you live outside of Suffolk, please visit AdoptEast or the First4Adoption website to find your nearest adoption agency who will be able to assist you.

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Our adoption offer

When you adopt with Suffolk County Council, you can expect all of these benefits.
We're highly experienced
You'll adopt with a highly experienced team who will ensure a smooth process.
Ofsted 'Outstanding' rated
We have received an 'Outstanding' rating from Ofsted.
We're part of the AdoptEast alliance
You will benefit from a partnership that provides adopters with a wide number of children, and follows the best practice throughout the process.
You'll be supported throughout the process
You’ll get ongoing support and training around various subjects and skillsets, and timely feedback and guidance surrounding the entire process.

Types of adoption

There are different types of adoption, such as mainstream, early permanence and step-parent adoption.

There are also alternatives to adoption, such as Special Guardianship Orders and Child Arrangements Orders. 

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Post-adoption support

We are always here to support adoptive parents, adopted children and birth relatives of adopted children.

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