We have many children in our care at Lambeth, and they deserve the chance to grow up in a loving and secure home. The sort of home we hope you can provide.
Choosing to adopt is not a decision to be taken lightly, and it's vital that your reasons for wanting to do it are right.
It's particularly important for you to understand what's involved in the application and assessment procedure.
We want you to appreciate why it will take time, effort and commitment on your part.
We also want you to know that it's not just a test of your potential abilities as a parent - it's a period of preparation. Adoption is a chance to ensure you are ready to give a child a brighter future. There is another crucial thing you need to know about the assessment process - you will have our full support every step of the way.
The Lambeth Fostering and Adoption team is here to give you advice and assistance when you need it, and you can be assured that staff carrying out the assessments have the specific skills and experience.
Finally, thank you for your interest in adoption with Lambeth. We're hopeful that we can help you to offer a better life to a child.
Find out more about adoption at a South London Adoption Consortium event on 18 July 2013 from 6.30pm at Canada Water Library, 21 Surrey Quays Road, London SE16 7AR.
A groundbreaking advertising campaign aimed at recruiting more adopters for boys of mixed or Black parentage was launched by the council in November and will run until the end of January. It is the first time a local authority has ever used commercial television advertising to encourage adoption.
People who have adopted with support from Lambeth Council share their experiences in this series of film clips. Hopefully they will give you some insight into the adoption process and help you make a decision about whether adoption is right for you.
In this series of film clips Birgit from Lambeth's adoption team explains the adoption process and addresses some common concerns that people have about adoption. Hopefully it will give you some insight into adoption and the adoption process.
Information on how to adopt in Lambeth.
Making an inital enquiry
Please complete our online initial enquiry form or printable initial enquiry form if you would like to make further enquiries about becoming an adopter for Lambeth.
You do not commit yourself to anything by completing this form. We would really like to hear from you.
Information for residents of Lambeth wishing to adopt a child from overseas.
The adoption support service team offers various services to support adoptive families, their children and birth parents.
For an informal discussion about fostering and adoption, come along to our monthly drop-in sessions at Lambeth Town Hall.
To begin a discussion with us about adoption, please submit the initial enquiry form or phone: 020 7926 8503.