A Guide for Children being Adopted

Children Services
Adoption and Fostering
Safeguarding: CYP
Direct Work CYPs

Posted: 01 October 2018

This is a direct worksheet that offers information and a guide for children being adopted. It offers information on what adoption is and resources that can be used to help children (and practitioners).


  • What is adoption?
  • Why are children adopted?
  • What is it like being adopted?
  • What are adopters like?
  • You’re not alone
  • Who will help me become adopted?
  • Who can I talk about adoption?
  • Who decides I am going to be adopted?
  • Who chooses my new family?
  • Will I be able to meet my new family before moving in with them?
  • But what about my foster family?
  • Will I still be able to stay in touch with people who are special to me?
  • How do I get adopted by my new family?
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