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Adoption Services

Adoption Services are part of Children and Families Services. Adopt South cover all aspects of adoption from preparation through to placement of the children. The service also provides support to adopted children/young people/adults, adoptive families and birth relatives.

Who to contact

023 8083 3004
Adoption Services website

Adopt South provide a service in respect of any aspect of adoption for those living in Southampton City. We also welcome approaches from prospective adopters living within a 50 mile radius of the City. The adoption team provide a specialist service to children who cannot return to live with their parents and are placed for adoption. They also operate a confidential ‘letterbox’ scheme to allow correspondence between a birth family, the adoptive family and the adopted child. The team provides support to adopted children and young people, adopters, birth parents and their families including advice and information. They recruit, prepare and assess prospective adopters for children who need adoption.

Where to go

Southampton City Council
Civic Centre
SO14 7LY
Children's Centre Areas

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Referral Details

Children and young people can request adoption support services in person, in writing or by phone. Potential adopters can contact the service directly. Children are referred by Children & Families.

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