Adoption

The Domestic Adoption Team, working with other Family & Child Care staff, is responsible for counselling birth parents about adoption and finding adoptive parents for children who, for whatever reason, cannot live with their birth families.  The service includes:

  • counselling
  • preparation and training fostercare_logo_for_internet.jpg
  • assessment of prospective adopters
  • preparation and placement of children for adoption
  • maintaining links with birth relatives
  • training and support for adoptive families 

The Intercountry Adoption Team provides a service to prospective adopters living in Belfast and the South Eastern Trust area who wish to adopt from abroad.  The service includes:

  • counselling
  • preparation and training
  • completion of assessments
  • liaising with the Department of Health, Social Services
    and Public Safety
  • supporting placements

The Post Adoption Team provides information and support to adopted adults and their birth relatives who are living in Belfast and the South Eastern Trust area.   

If you are thinking about adoption, you probably have lots of questions! You can find out much more about adoption for the Belfast Trust by visiting http://www.adoptionandfostering.hscni.net 


How to access the service

We welcome queries about adoption services on (028) 9504 0350.

Location

The Administration Building
Forster Green Hospital
110 Saintfield Road
Belfast
Co Antrim
BT8 6HD

If you are thinking about adoption, you probably have lots of questions! You can find out much more about adoption for the Belfast Trust by visiting http://www.adoptionandfostering.hscni.net