AiM (Adoption in Merseyside) is the regional adoption agency for Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral.
We’re dedicated to finding loving, stable homes for Merseyside’s children and providing first class support to our adopters.
Adopted children are unable to live with their birth families for many reasons and move to live permanently with a new family, taking their surname and assuming the same rights and privileges as if they had been born to them.
Children who need adoptive families often need a little extra from their new parents.
You will need to have a child-friendly lifestyle, provide a stable environment and be ready for the challenge and lifelong commitment of adoption. You will also need time, patience, love and resilience to help a child reach their full potential.
We welcome adoptive parents from a wide range of backgrounds as it helps us to match them with children who have very varied needs.
We are open to applicants from all backgrounds regardless of age, race, religion, ethnicity, gender or sexuality.
Couples, single people, disabled people and people from all cultures are welcome.
We are particularly looking for parents who can offer a home to children of all ages who:
- Are part of a sibling group
- Are disabled or have a medical condition
- Have complex needs
- Are from different ethnic or cultural backgrounds
You must be:
- Over 21 and mature enough to meet the demands of parenthood
- Fit and well enough to care for children until they are adults
- Able to offer a secure home with a spare room for one or more children
We also offer support throughout and after the adoption process. If needed, our adoption support team will discuss all the options available to you, and, through the assessment, identify packages of support which may be helpful for your family. We can offer support for all our adoptive families up until the child turns 18.
Visit AiM's website or call us on 0151 477 8700.