What can you expect from us

You can expect a high quality, professional and personal service from Cumbria County Council's adoption team. We have matched hundreds of children with families in Cumbria over the years, we have the skill, expertise and experience to support you through the adoption process and match you with a child who will thrive in your care. We strive to create an open and honest environment in which you feel comfortable discussing any issues or concerns.

We always try and ensure that you are quickly allocated a social worker who will act as your first port of call throughout the application process. If for any reason that social worker has to change we'll talk this over with you in plenty of time. We place a lot of importance on the quality of the relationship you have with us. Adoption is a big decision and you have to be confident that we are there for you throughout.

Sometimes the team will be very busy and we won't always be able to respond immediately, but if you leave a message we will always get back to you as soon as we can.

You should always feel comfortable to call us at any time during the application process, even if you think it's a small thing.