We are currently looking for adoptive parents for children and are keen to hear from people from all walks of life. We consider all enquiries and offer a dedicated service to support you on your adoption journey.

Enquire about adoption

The Adoption service offers advice and support for anyone who wishes to become an adoptive parent or who has been affected by adoption in any way.

Southampton Adoption Team are a caring and experienced team who work with children and families in Southampton whose lives have been affected by adoption. 

Our aim is to create happy, loving and successful forever families, to give our children a brighter future.

Our work involves

  • Finding families for children who need to be placed for adoption
  • Supporting children and families before, during and after adoption
  • Recruiting and assessing adults to be adopters for our children

Find out more

Pop up information events

Come along to one of our adoption and fostering information stalls for an informal chat with the team.

  • Saturday 23 February, Hampshire Pride, Elizabeth Court II, Winchester, 2pm to 4:30pm
  • Monday 4 - Sunday 10 March, LGBT+ Fostering and Adoption Week
  • Tuesday 5 March, Whiteley Shopping Village, 12noon to 2:30pm
  • Thursday 7 March, ParkLife Cafe, Shirley, SO15 5LW, 10am to 1:15pm
  • Tuesday 19 March, Asda Totton, SO40 3ZA, 10am to 12:30pm

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Email us on adoption.services@southampton.gov.uk

Telephone: 0800 519 1818