Social services Being adopted

However much some parents love their children, sometimes they can’t look after them as well as they’d like to. That means they need somebody else to love and look after them and keep them safe until they grow up.

If you are being adopted, it may mean social workers have been worried that you and your brothers and sisters – if you have any – are not being properly looked after and may not be safe.

Because of this, they’ve asked a Judge to decide if you can go and live with foster carers while your mum and dad try to sort things out.

The Judge will decide if it’s safe for you to go back to the family you were born to. If it’s not safe, the Judge might decide that you should be adopted.

Adoption means belonging to and growing up with a new family when you can’t live with your own. When they adopt you, your new family promise to love and look after you forever.

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