Adoption is providing a loving, permanent and stable home to children and young people who - for whatever reason(s) - are no longer able to live with their birth family.
To adopt you must be over 21, have patience and be flexible - and have the determination to transform a child's life.
Children that need adopting may have been through difficult times, lived with a number of carers, experienced loss and/or have a complex history.
We offer lots of training and support for all our adopters.
We aim to make the application process as efficient as possible and be there to advise, guide and support you at every stage.
Hillingdon Council's Adoption and Permanency Team recognises the difference that adoption can make in people's lives.
We have regular information events where we explain the adoption process and answer any questions you may have.