Welcome to the East London Permanence and Adoption Consortium.
We are a group of six local authorities – Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and the voluntary adoption agency Barnardo’s. The staff in our adoption teams come from lots of different backgrounds and are well trained in being sensitive to people’s cultural and religious beliefs and life experiences.
We work closely together to find secure, loving and permanent homes for our children. We provide support throughout the assessment and support after a child is placed with you.
We are there for you every step of the way.
By working closely together we can help prospective adopters quickly through the training and assessment process and find the best families for our children without delay. We can give you support from the time of your first enquiry and throughout the time your child is growing up.
There are lots of myths about who can and who cannot adopt. Myths like “I am 40, is that too old to adopt”. The answer is “No, you are not too old to adopt”. Below is guidance about who can adopt.