Steps to adoption

Adoption is where you become the legal parent of a child or children.  If you are at least 21 years old and can provide a permanent, stable and caring home, your application or enquiry will be welcomed. 

On this page we will explain the process of becoming an adoptive parent.

You can make an initial enquiry about adopting using our online form

Step 3: Adoption panel

Your application to adopt a child or young person will then be discussed at the adoption panel, where a decision will be made and you may become an approved adopter. 

Before your application goes to the adoption panel you will be invited to comment and contribute your views on the assessment report. You may also attend the panel.


Share this page?

Contact the Council

Find and talk with us online or contact us directly by online form, email, telephone, post or in person at one of our offices.

Facebook.com/Nottinghamshire Twitter.com/NottsCC Use our online form Visit us in person Call us on 0300 500 80 80