Learn more about adoption and get in touch

Could adoption be for you?

Adoptions in Portsmouth are now managed by Adopt South. You can talk to them if you want to know more about adopting children from the UK or overseas - they welcome enquiries from married, unmarried or single people from all walks of life, and make a clear commitment not to discriminate unfairly on the grounds of age, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, sexuality or class. 

Adopting a child is a life-changing decision, but Adopt South are there to support you at every stage.

Could you change a child's future? Have you ever thought of becoming an adoptive parent?

If you're considering adoption and want to find out more, you can contact Adopt South on their single, central helpline 0300 3000 011, or make an enquiry online.

Have you already adopted with us?

If you've already adopted with Portsmouth City Council's Adoption Centre and need to contact us, please do so on 023 9287 5294. We are committed to supporting you and your family post adoption, and can support you in areas such as Adoption Information Exchange (e.g. letterbox scheme), where adoptive parents and birth families keep in touch about the child's progress over the years, without revealing their address. We can also support family members caring for a child for whom they have special guardianship.

If you are a birth relative of a child that's been adopted in Portsmouth we can also offer you advice and support, if you call us on 023 9287 5294.