What is adoption?

Adoption is a legal process which transfers all legal responsibility for the child to their new parent(s).

It’s a permanent, life-long commitment which 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 to begin or complete a family of your own.

We welcome applicants from BME communities; single applicants, LGBT applicants and applicants with disabilities.

Learn more about adopting and how you can start the amazing journey
or call us on 01273 295 444.

New Fostering site

We have a new fostering website. Please visit www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/fostering for information about fostering with Brighton & Hove.

We will be launching a new adoption website in the coming weeks.


The Adoption Support Passport

Information about the Adoption Support Passport is now available here. Children adopted from care can have ongoing needs, and you and your child may benefit from support. This section details the support adopters in England may be entitled to.