Adopt a child from another country

You may be thinking about adopting a child from a different country. It is important to remember that removing a child from their country of birth, their culture and extended family is not always in their best interest. 

However, a child from overseas can be adopted if:

  • they can't be cared for in a safe environment in their own country
  • the adoption would be in their best interest
  • the adopter has been assessed as eligible and suitable to adopt from overseas by an adoption agency in the UK.

Find out more

Anyone in Nottinghamshire wanting to adopt from abroad should contact the Doncaster Adoption and Family Centre:

Tel: 01302 349 909

You may also find it helpful to visit the Intercounty Adoption Centre's website


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