About adoption in Harrow
We welcome enquiries from people who might be able to care for a child or young person on a permanent basis.
Information and support
The adoption team will be able to provide you with additional information and support. Their duties include:
- Supporting adoptive families at least up to the point of an adoption order (and beyond if needed)
- Providing counselling to people who have been adopted and who want to find out more about how they came to be adopted, or who want to trace members of their birth family
- General support of adoptive families in the borough of Harrow
- Preparing court reports for step-parent adoption applications
Coram Harrow Partnership
Coram, one of the UK's first children’s charities, works with the London Borough of Harrow to help improve the borough's service to children needing adoption.
Coram's experts work with the council to provide early intervention and permanence planning for children in the borough.
In 2006, Harrow Council placed three per cent of its looked-after children with adoptive families. The partnership with Coram's specialist team has driven this up to 20 per cent and the process has helped to prevent delays in decision making. Today, residents interested in adopting a child will be referred to Coram if they contact Harrow.
For further information, see the Coram website.