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What is Adoption

Sometimes, when a child comes into the care of the Local Authority, it just isn’t possible for them to return home. We will look at the best options for the child when this happens and in some cases, the best outcome is adoption.

 

Adoption is a legal process which transfers all legal responsibility of the child to their new parent(s) and is a permanent, life-long commitment. This offers children who have not had the best start, the opportunity to live happy, healthy, fulfilling lives with their new families.

 

It’s also the chance for you, as an adoptive parent, to begin or complete a family of your own.

 

We welcome enquiries from people of all religions, races, genders and sexuality. Those who have chosen to adopt reflect a wide range of circumstances and life experience and we assess every application on an individual basis.

 

There is a lot of information about adoption on these pages, so if you would like to talk to a member of our team straight away:

call us on 01234 718718 OR

email us on adoptionandfostering@bedford.gov.uk and we will call you at a more convenient time

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Health and Social Care

Bedford Borough Council is responsible for social care services within the borough. This section explains how we support people of all ages who may need care either at home or in another setting.

 


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