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Adoption in Nottinghamshire

Am I eligible?

We have children from all kinds of backgrounds and are continually looking for people who reflect that diversity. There are few hard and fast rules about who can adopt.

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Adoption process

Adoption is a five stage process. Whether you are just starting out or are ready to make a formal application, this is what you can expect.

What to expect

Our support services

We work closely with adoptive parents to help and support you in the fulfilling, and sometimes challenging, role you are taking on.

See our support

In their own words

In reality, all kinds of people make good adopters. What matters is being the sort of person who can offer a stable and loving home to children and being able to meet a child’s needs. 

Watch their stories

Adoption courses

We offer a series of informative sessions for prospective adopters and adoptive parents. Often featuring key speakers with extensive experience in their field, the sessions are run throughout the year in various locations across the county.

See upcoming courses

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