As part of the programme of adoption reform, this charter sets out what adopters and prospective adopters can expect from adoption agencies.
Also available: The Foster Carers’ Charter
Most children in care will return to their families when it is safe to do so. Others will need a period in foster care or in a children’s home. But for some there will be no realistic prospect of growing up with their birth parents or other family members. In these circumstances, adoption can be a lifeline, and offer the hope of a better future and a second chance at a loving, stable family - something that every child deserves.