Adoption is a way of providing a new permanent family for a child or siblings who cannot grow up with their birth parents or family. As part of the government guidance for Local Authorities to become regional adoption agencies, Milton Keynes Council and Central Bedfordshire Council have become an exciting new Adoption Agency called Adoption Connects. To find out more about adoption services in Milton Keynes and Central Bedfordshire, go to Adoption Connects. The joint agency will continue to offer a high-quality service with a dedicated team to work with new families who wish to start their adoption journey. It will also broaden the support events available to families over a wider geographical area with a highly knowledgeable Adoption Support Team whose experience will be available to families living in Milton Keynes and Central Bedfordshire.