Child adoption in the Midlands

We are looking for prospective adopters living in the Midlands to provide safe, stable and loving homes for children typically over the age of three. By choosing to adopt, you can change the life of a vulnerable child.

Barnardo's welcomes all applicants, regardless of relationship status, sexuality, beliefs or ethnicity.

We train new adoptive parents as they step into their roles, and continue our support after children have been placed. Our expert advice, counselling and therapy can help you bond with your child once they have moved in.

Our social workers also arrange events from picnics to parties, as well as group meetings, which are attended by potential adopters, those awaiting placements and existing adoptive parents.

Children in need of adoption

Children over the age of three

Many of the children who need adoptive parents are over the age of three. Sadly the older children become, the harder it is to find adoptive families to take care of them.

Some children may have previously suffered abuse, and may struggle with difficult emotions as a result of being separated from their birth parents. We need adoptive parents who are willing to understand demanding behaviours and we provide ongoing support and training so that you feel able to give children the help they need.

Children with physical and/or learning disabilities

All children need and deserve secure and loving homes.

We are looking for adopters who can help meet the needs of children with additional requirements. Together, we can help a child with a disability reach their full potential.

Sibling groups

You can help keep children together by adopting siblings. We need adoptive parents to offer caring and stable homes for brothers and sisters.

Statement of purpose

We work with local authorities to help the most vulnerable children fulfil their full potential. For more information download our statement of purpose


To speak to someone in our Midlands team, contact us via the below. Alternatively, get in touch with us on Facebook

Halesowen Office
Great Cornbow
West Midlands
B63 3AB
Telephone: 0121 550 5271

The Old Exchange
21 Nottingham Road
DE21 7NF
Telephone: 01332 544711

Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Thinking about adopting a child in the Midlands?