Find out more about adopting a child with Cumbria County Council

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One more quick question!

Currently there are 45 children in Cumbria who are waiting for a loving forever family. Could you be their someone?

There are many, many good reasons for wanting to adopt and your own reasons will be very personal to you. 

It may be that you have a wish to be a parent but fertility issues mean that you cannot have a birth child. Or you may be gay and, whether single or a couple, adoption is the perfect way to build your family. 
You may already have a family but feel you still have space for another child in your family. Or you may feel that you have masses of love, security and happiness to offer to a child who has not had a great start in life or has ongoing challenges.

Whatever your reason, we want to support you to adopt. 

From the moment you first consider adopting you have begun the adoption process and we are here to help and support you. Our job is to make sure you are the best possible parents for the children in need of a home.

  • With the adoption process usually taking around six months, our established adoption support service are available to provide you with high quality help and advice.
  • We make sure that you're fully prepared and supported to become an adopter and ready to meet the needs of different children.
  • You'll undertake tailored training to give you the skills you need to be an adoptive parent, we offer a comprehensive adoption support service which you can access at any time following the Adoption Order being granted.


To find out more about adoption with Cumbria County Council, fill out the form on this page. 

One of our team will give you a call to tell you more about the process and answer any of your questions.


You'll also receive more information about our upcoming adoption information events in April.