Supporting you

Supporting you

Whether you’re new to adoption and parenting or experienced, our friendly team is here to support you every step of the way. By adopting with us, you’ll benefit from:

  • adoption specialists, dedicated to making the best family matches by getting to know you and the children
  • especially strong links with all UK councils – helping us find the right children for your family from right across the nation
  • an Ofsted-rated ‘good’ adoption service.
  • ongoing support and advice, whenever you need us, is just a phone call or an email away

Support – for life

Our support doesn’t end when you sign the adoption papers. You can count on us at any time in your life. Plus, we can help you with lots of extra things that will make a huge difference to your family. 

Education

We can help your child get into the right school.

Financial support

Did you know you’re entitled to the same maternity and paternity leave as birth parents? We can guide you through what adoption leave and pay your employer should offer. And later, we can help with child care costs and other funding too.

Housing

We can give you priority access to social housing with no bedroom tax to pay while you wait to fill your spare room.

Making an instant connection

As well all the training and preparation you receive, we provide lots of information about your child, their health needs and their background, helping you develop a strong bond with each other from the start.

Discover more

For an informal chat with one of our friendly team, call 01670 62 62 62 or email familyplacement@northumberland.gov.uk

Alternatively, you can download our free information pack here.