Southampton Adoption Services is here to offer advice and support for anyone who wishes to become an adoptive parent or who has been affected by adoption in any way.
You can contact us by filling in the form linked in the box on the right.
We were rated "Good" by Ofsted during our last inspection in August 2011. A copy of the inspection report can be downloaded from the Ofsted website.
Our web pages are split into the following sections:
This section of our site provides information on the services we offer to adoptive parents, including our Adoption Support Services, and the Adoption Information Exchange.
This page explains what adoption is and how we can support you.
This section provides information on how to become an adoptive parent, including the criteria you must meet. There is also information on the sorts of children who need adopting in Southampton, adopting a child from abroad, and how step-parents can adopt their step-children.
This page provides information for those who were adopted through Southampton Adoption Service, and how we can support you.
This page explains how relatives can get in touch with children who have been adopted.
If you would like any further information about any of our services or are interested in applying to become an adoptive parent, please contact us using the details at the end of this page.
A copy of our Statement of Purpose for 2010-11 can be downloaded below.