All kinds of children need adopting - from toddlers and young school-age children to siblings who need to stay together.

We're one of five councils in the northern Yorkshire and Humber area delivering adoption services as part of One Adoption North and Humber.

This regional approach to adoption services allows children to be placed in a more timely way and helps to support you on your adoption journey. It also means a wider audience of potential adopters can be reached, and enables us to develop our services more effectively and share good practice across the region.

Our adoption staff will continue to work with children’s social care in the local area, to ensure continuity of care and support for children and families. Our priority is to place children needing adoption without delay, and with families able to meet their needs. We also aim to make the assessment and approval process for people who want to adopt as quick and efficient as possible.

Find out more about adoption

Adoption is life changing for adults and children. You can find out more from the One Adoption North and Humber website:

You can download the  One Adoption North and Humber statement of purpose here (pdf / 7 MB). Visit the First4Adoption website for general information on adoption. City of York Council provide information on fostering for adoption.

Contact the adoption team

Telephone: 0345 305 2576
Email: OANH.RAA@york.gov.uk
Website: www.oneadoption.co.uk 
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In addition to the county council, the regional adoption service also includes East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hull City Council, North East Lincolnshire Council and City of York Council. If you live in or near these areas and you're interested in adopting, contact One Adoption North and Humber for more information.