MaryQueenofSpots, thank you that's handy to know! cedar12, nothing showing in my inbox. Not been on mn for a long time so may be looking in the wrong place!? Thank you for taking the time, hopefully track it down in the morning (in NZ so just heading to bed). Will check again on laptop in morning, maybe coz viewing via phone.
We are only at the initial stages - we have had an assessment to see if we are suitable to go on a preparation group. From this experience, Portsmouth City Council Adoption Services were absolutely lovely. They can't place their children in Portsmouth so are keen to find adopters from outside.
We are currently thinking through adoption. We're not currently in the UK (away for a year with DH job) and will be in the Southampton area when we return. Does anyone have experience with the LA or agencies in that area? Would appreciate any feedback/advice etc; we want to look into things as soon as we're back but not sure where to start. Thanks