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Inter-country Adoption

If you are thinking about adopting a child from abroad, we suggest you contact the Intercountry Adoption Centre advice line on 0208 447 4753.  

 

Their qualified social workers will be able to advise you, but we must make you aware that Inter-country Adoption is a more complicated process than adopting children from within the UK. Both UK law and the laws of the child’s birth country will apply.

 

We would always advise that you consider adopting a child in the UK first, as we have many on the adoption register. We especially need adoptive parents for older children, sibling groups and children from minority ethnic backgrounds who are in urgent need of adoptive families.

 

Why not contact our Adoption Team to have a chat today? Call us on 01234 718718 or email us at adoptionandfostering@bedford.gov.uk.

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