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Adopting a Child

Obviously taking over the emotional and financial welfare of a child is a huge decision and one not to be taken lightly.

Adopting a child

In Dorset there are no waiting lists, so adoption can happen usually, within a year, but the Adoption and Kinship Social Workers will go at a pace, which is comfortable for you.

The Social Workers will get to know you and your family well and provide a great deal of support to help you make the right decisions, however, at the Portland Centre we can further help you in a number of ways:

What next?

If you can answer YES to any of the questions listed above and badly need help, just call us on 01305 824333 or email us using our contact form or pop in to see a Portland Centre Staff member, to receive immediate assistance.