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Types of adoption

Step-parent adoption

Step-parent adoption

Step-parent adoption allows you to become the legal parent of your partner's child or children from a previous marriage or relationship.

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Adopting a family member

Adopting a family member

This route to adoption is open to a close relative of the child or a connected person.

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Inter-country adoption

Inter-country adoption

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council Adoption Agency provides an inter-country adoption service on our behalf.

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Fostering for adoption

Fostering for adoption

Fostering for adoption is a process where we place a child with foster carers who are also approved as adopters.

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Concurrent foster carers

Concurrent foster carers

Concurrency is for children under two who may need need adoption, but may still have a chance of being reunited with their birth family.

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