Statutory guidance

Adoption: statutory guidance

Statutory guidance for local authorities and adoption agencies.

Documents

Statutory guidance on adoption

Annex C - adoptions with a foreign element

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Details

This statutory guidance is for:

  • local authorities
  • voluntary adoption agencies
  • adoption support agencies

This guidance replaced the 2005 statutory guidance on domestic adoption.

We’re reviewing the guidance on inter-country adoption. The 2005 annex on inter-country adoption that is attached here is still the most current.

Voluntary adoption agencies are organisations that recruit, approve and support people interested in adopting a child.