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Welcome to Doncaster Children’s Services Trust adoption website where you will find information about taking the first steps to becoming an adoptive parent and what this could mean for you and your family.

At any one time there are around 30 children in Doncaster who cannot be brought up with their birth family and need people like you to adopt them and provide a stable, loving and permanent family home. When you adopt a child you agree to care for them emotionally, financially and physically as if they were your own. Adoption is a legal process in which parental responsibility is transferred to the adoptive parents.

Adoption is for life and the child will become part of your family forever. This is a big decision to make and one that will not only change the child’s life for the better, but will alter your life in every way.

We understand that choosing to adopt a child is not a decision that can be made easily. We hope that the information on this website will inspire you and help you decide to take the first steps to completing your family.

To meet with the government's aim to organise all adoption services regionally by 2020, Doncaster Children's Services Trust is working towards a partnership with other Local Authorities and voluntary and adoption support agencies, called One Adoption.

This new regional way of delivering adoption services will improve outcomes for both children and those who want to adopt. It will help recruit new families more effectively, enable children to be placed in a more timely way, improve adoption support and allow us to share best practice and make our services even better. In due course, local adoption teams in Doncaster, Barnsley, Sheffield and Rotherham, will combine to create one single South Yorkshire agency, providing the best possible local adoption services. You can find out more about this process on the One Adoption website.

Take the first steps to adopting a child and call us on 0345 1120012, or click on the 'make an enquiry' link.

For other enquiries regarding adoption, call our support team on 01302 734333.