• Interested in adoption? We'd love to hear from you!

  • Welcome to Western Bay Adoption

    There for you every step of the way
  • The Adoption Process

    From the moment you first consider adopting you have already begun the adoption process and discovering whether it is definitely right for you.

  • Adoption Support

    We offer a range of adoption support services to potential adopters, adopters, adopted children, and adults who were adopted as children.

  • Member’s Area

    We use a confidential system to provide you with access to relevant events hosted by our team to aid you in the adoption process.

  • Records

    Want help locating your birth records or other adoption related information? Get in touch with our team and we’ll be in touch to assist you.

  • Our Children

    Guides to adoption and adoption support for children as well as books and activities for children to enjoy.

  • Request An Information Pack

    Use our contact form to request an information pack and one of our advisers will be in touch shortly
    • We understand adoption is an important decision to make and we are here to help you become an adopter and complete your family – every step of the way.

      • Ongoing Support

        From considering adoption to providing ongoing support for your family, we’ll be there along all stages to help you.

      • Adoption Events

        We use a confidential login system to provide approved adopters with access to events hosted by us or our partner agencies.

      • Adopted Children

        Western Bay Adoption Service have placed 454 children since the service formed in April 2015.

      • Approved Adopters

        Western Bay Adoption Service have approved 284 adopters since the service was formed in April 2015.

      • Active Letterbox Cases

        We currently have over 900 active letter box cases, which is excellent news for children.

      • Approval Time

        The average time taken last year for adopters to progress from enquiry to agency decision to adopt was 6 months.

    • There are many reasons why you may decide to adopt. Here at Western Bay we know whatever the reason, yours will be personal to you.

      It may be that you have a desire to be a parent but fertility issues mean that you cannot have a birth child. Or you may be gay and adoption feels the perfect way to build your family. You may already have a family but still have space for another child.

      Whatever your reason, adoption is a way of providing a permanent family for children – and it’s extremely rewarding. Adoption is for life so it’s a big decision to make for anyone. It doesn’t just change the child’s life for the better; it alters your life too – in every way!

      • 1. Enquiry

        Once you have read the information contained in our information pack. complete the Registration of Interest (ROI) form at the back and send it back to us.

      • 2. Initial Meeting

        The first step in the process is arranging an initial meeting with one of our team. If, after the meeting, both you and the agency feel that we should take the next step you will be invited to complete an application form.

      • 3. Checks

        The adoption process is careful and thorough. Adoption agencies are required to ensure that they safeguard and protect the children they place from further hurt or harm.

      • 4. Training

        Training is an important part of the process. It gives you the opportunity to consider the specific issues that relate to adoption and the opportunity to meet others who are going through the same process as you.

      • 5. Assessment

        You will be required to undergo an assessment or home study, which will involve an extensive report being completed. Any issues or concerns that come up during the assessment will be discussed directly with you.

      • 6. Panel

        The panel is made up of people from a range of backgrounds. The panel’s role includes recommending whether or not applicants should be approved as adopters, though they do not make the final decision.

      Please read though our detailed Information Pack.  At the back is a Registration of Interest form (ROI).  If you wish to be contacted by us and have a visit to begin the process, please fill in the ROI and send it to us or make a call to us. Alternatively, complete the enquiry page giving your details and we will contact you as soon as possible.

      • Western Bay has provided great support in helping me adopt my daughter. There team are welcoming and offered me great advice throughout all stages of the adoption process.

        Matthew D. Campbell