Nugent Adoption – helping bring families together since 1943
First founded in 1943, Nugent Adoption has been helping connect children with loving homes for almost 80 years.
We pride ourselves on providing a friendly, responsive service and on guiding our prospective adopters through the adoption process and beyond, making them feel valued and supported.
We know every child, every adult and every relationship is different, and so we strive to create a unique service that is tailored to meet the needs of our adopters and children.
How We Support Our Families
Each individual child and family will need different types of adoption support at different times; some support services are special to adoption, whilst sometimes adopters will be helped to access a universal service.
We offer training to help you meet the needs of your adopted child as well as offering advice on parenting and behaviour management. Alongside training, we offer information, leaflets and help lines to answer any questions you may have as they come up.
We understand this process can put a huge strain on a person or relationship, and so we offer mentoring, support groups and access to therapeutic support if needed. As well as providing financial assistance by helping you access the Adoption Support Fund.
We know that adopted children’s needs change as they grow and develop and that sometimes difficulties may arise after a period of time, for example in adolescence. Nugent Adoption will always be there for you and your family in the future, so you can rely on advice, support or perhaps just a listening ear. We will support you at every stage of the adoption process for as long as you need us.
Adoption in numbers:
- 80,850 children in care an all-time high
- 2,870 children adopted in 2021 (18% decrease from previous year)
- 14% of children who left care in 2021 left under a special guardianship order and 10% left through adoption
- The average age of a child at adoption is 3 years and 3 months
- Correct as of September 2022, government published statistics in November 2021, can be found here: Children looked after in England including adoptions, Reporting Year 2021 GOV.UK
We actively welcome all potential adopters regardless of their gender, age, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, religion or marital or homeowner status. We welcome adopters from all walks of life with all kinds of different experiences.
We ultimately look for adopters that are able to offer loving and stable environments for children. If you feel like you can offer a child a positive, safe and secure family life; get in touch with our friendly and experienced team to start your adoption journey with us today!
Visit nugentadoption.org for more information, or get in touch with our team by calling 01744 613 041 or emailing [email protected]