The Brighton & Hove fostering team works closely with the Brighton & Hove adoption team. Adoption is a separate process from fostering. It is a process which transfers all legal responsibility for a child to their new parent(s).
Adoption is a permanent, life-long commitment. It offers children who have not had the best start in life the opportunity to live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives with their new families. Adoption can be challenging but it can also be very rewarding. It gives you the chance to help a child whose life has been disrupted, and to watch them develop and benefit from the stability and security of a permanent family.
Like fostering, there is an application and approval process.