Adoption in Nottinghamshire

Adoption is where you become the legal parent of a child or children. In Nottinghamshire we are looking for families for children over four, sibling groups and those with complex needs.

True stories

Ben wanted to use his experience as a professional carer to look after children with complex needs. He has adopted Jack, and siblings Ruby and Lily.

Watch more true stories about adoption

Children waiting for adoption

Read some illustrative profiles of the type of children we have waiting for a forever home.

Read about the children

Events and training courses

We offer a series of informative sessions that are helpful and fun for prospective adopters and adoptive parents.

Find out about the events and training we offer

Non-agency and step-parent adoption

Non-agency adoption includes applications by step-parents, relatives, private foster carers or local authority foster carers. 

Read about non-agency adoption

Adopt a child from another country 

A child from overseas can be adopted if they can't be cared for in a safe environment in their own country, the adoption would be in their best interest and the adopter has been assessed as eligible and suitable to adopt from overseas by an adoption agency in the UK.

Find out more about adopting a child from another country

Contact the Council

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