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, you will need to contact Adopt South, the partnership regional adoption agency for Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton councils.

Adopt South are committed to supporting families post-adoption, including adoption information exchange (e.g. letterbox scheme), where adoptive parents and birth families keep in touch for the benefit of children who have been adopted.

If you are a birth relative of a child over the age of 18 who has been adopted in Portsmouth, please contact Adopt South on 0300 3000 0011.

For special guardianship, please contact connectedpersonsduty@portsmouthcc.gov.uk and a duty worker will get in contact with you.