Accept Cookies on this site

Bournemouth Borough Council would like to place cookies on your computer to help us make this website better. To find out more about the cookies, see our privacy notice.




Bournemouth Borough Council’s Adoption Services Team are dedicated to finding permanent and loving homes for the many children who cannot live with their birth families and consequently have a plan for adoption.Ofsted_Image

We will be able to provide you with all the information and advice you need to help you decide if adoption is for you. We have a team of helpful, understanding and experienced adoption social workers that are here to support you through every step of the process.

Why choose the Bournemouth Adoption Service?

  • We have a dedicated, friendly, supportive and experienced team who will guide you through the adoption assessment process and beyond.
  • We work closely with our childcare teams and understand the needs of each child whose plan is adoption. Consequently we make excellent matches between children and adopters and have a low placement breakdown rate compared to the national average.
  • Our adoption service was recently judged as 'Outstanding' in all areas of an Ofsted inspection in February 2012 and was the joint winner of the Adoption Service of the Year 2012 award.
  • We provide a range of post adoption support services, including regular newsletters, seminars for adopters, regular family events, groups for children and young people, and access to medical and psychologist support.

In the current edition of the Bournemouth Council's BH Life magazine|, Sue Crombleholme, one of the Family Support Practitioners, talks about adoption and how we prepare children for adoption.  

For more information please call us on 01202 456743, where an experienced worker will be happy to chat with you and answer any questions you might have.

We welcome all enquiries from across the whole of Dorset and parts of Wiltshire and Hampshire.

  Alternatively for more information about adopting with Bournemouth please download our adoption information pack|.





Related Information


Postal Address Adoption Services Team,
North Bournemouth Local Office, 27 Slades Farm Road, Bournemouth, Dorset
BH10 4ES
Telephone 01202 456743
Email Adoption Team
image of a sunLike|