Meet the children waiting to be adopted across London

Greenwich Adoption Services join Adopt London South

7th April 2022 News

Adopt London South, hosted by Southwark Council, delivers adoption services for the London boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton, Wandsworth, and is now joined by the Royal Borough of Greenwich as of Friday 1 April 2022.

Adopt London South brings all of South London’s adoption experts together to provide a range of services for everyone affected by adoption, reflecting South London’s diverse communities. Our specialist adoption staff find families for children, recruit adopters and provide post-adoption support services to children, adoptive families, birth family members, and adopted adults.

In South London, the children who need an adoptive family can be of any age or background, but are typically older than two years and will often have additional needs. Some are very young children and babies who need to be placed with an Early Permanence carer while the court decides if they can safely return home to their birth family or if they need to be adopted by the early permanence c carer. Many of the children are from a black Caribbean, black African, or dual heritage black ethnicity, and they tend to wait longer for a family.

We welcome families from all backgrounds to meet the needs of South London children needing adoption. Watch our animated film ‘Our Children’ to find out more about the children waiting to be adopted across London.

Susanna Daus, Head of Service for Adopt London South, said: “Children are at the heart of what we do at Adopt London South. If anyone wants inforamtion about adoption or needs help or advice please contact us at www.adoptlondon.org.uk email adoptionALS@southwark.gov.uk or call 020 7525 1746. We have the expertise of ten South London Local Authority Services working together to support you, and we are looking forward to hearing from you.”

Adopt London South is also part of a wider collaboration of 24 London boroughs working together across the capital – Adopt London, offering forward-thinking, diverse adoption services to London children, families and adults affected by adoption.

 

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