Becoming an adoptive parent

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – adoption update

We are still recruiting adopters for Thurrock children and young people. If you are interested in adopting, you can join our information events online and we can hold initial 'visits' by phone or video. Complete an adoption interest form or phone us on 0800 652 1271 and someone from our friendly team will get back to you.

Adoption forms and further information

Please contact us if you are interested in adopting a child in Thurrock.

I'm interested in adoption

Adoption team

: 0800 652 1271 (freephone)

: adoption@thurrock.gov.uk

Separately, you can find out about adopting a relative or step-child.

Post-adoption support

You can ask for post-adoption support services by using the form below.

Request for support after adoption

Statement of purpose

Our statement of purpose shows the aims, objectives and practice of the adoption service, in line with government standards and regulations.