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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

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Adopting a child from overseas

Learn more about adopting a child from overseas, including how to register the adoption with the Royal Court

Adoption grant

Basic information about claiming the Adoption Grant, a single payment to help with the cost of adopting a child

Applying to adopt

Find out how the application for adoption process works step by step

Contacting birth parents

Learn more about the letterbox service which allows contact between birth parents and adoptive families

Fostering for adoption

Learn more about fostering for adoption and how it works

Tracing your adoption records

Advice for adopted persons on how to get access to birth records, and information for birth relatives

Who can adopt

Adoption is open to anyone who can give a child the care they need. Find out more about who can adopt

News and events

Logo saying Putting Children First27 February 2020Government launches landmark care package of support

The Government of Jersey has today announced details of a major £1 million package of support for children and young people in care, and those leaving care

18 February 2020A career in intensive foster care

The Government has launched a recruitment campaign to find Islanders interested in becoming foster carers to children with complex needs who require specialist care

14 February 2020Designs invited for care memorial

Designers, artists, engineers and architects are invited to submit designs for a permanent memorial to acknowledge the children and young people who were failed and harmed while in Jersey's care system.

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