We are holding an Adoption information event on Tuesday 29 September 2015 see you there?

Adoption is a way for children who are unable to live with their birth parents or other members of their extended family, to become part of another family. It is a legal process and a lifelong commitment for the child’s adoptive parents.

Adoption is a legal process by which the rights and responsibilities of a child’s natural parents are transferred to the adoptive parents by a Court.

In Calderdale we need adoptive families for sibling groups where one of the children is over 4 or one of the children is over 5 and for children with additional needs and complex racial backgrounds.


Adoption: express an interest

Are you interested in adopting a child? We have regular open evenings for people interested in adopting.


The Government's Children's Minister Edward Timpson has written a letter to anyone who has adopted a child from care about recent government improvements to the adoption system.

Edward Timpson MP - Letter to adopters [PDF file 243KB]|PDF file

Adoption reform: letter from Edward Timpson|External link


Being Family logo

Councils and adoption providers across Yorkshire and Humber are working together to raise awareness of adoption to increase the number of adoptive families. Calderdale Council is a proud member of ‘Being Family’.

This isn’t an adoption agency, it’s a collection of organisations working together to make sure we can successfully recruit enough adoptive parents.

Last Updated: 27/08/2015