When you make an enquiry
If you want to take your enquiry further we will arrange for a social worker to visit you. They will discuss the types of children we currently need families for, explain the adoption process, answer of your questions and help you decide if you want to go ahead with adoption. We will always be open and honest in our dealings with you. Confidentiality is important for you and for the children involved and we will respect this throughout the process.
If you decide to continue with the process you will complete a formal "Registration of Interest", which will give the agency information about you and your household members.
*We will always try to work within the agreed timescales but if an application is complex it could take a little longer.
Step Parent Adoption
A stepparent, who is the partner of the natural parent of a child, can apply to adopt their partner’s child or children. There are however, other ways to take on parental responsibility for stepchildren and you need to consider what is best for the child(ren), you and your partner.
If you would like information about your options you can download our factsheet You and Your Stepfamily [PDF]. If you would like to discuss this or prefer a hard copy, please contact your local fostering team to request one.
Fostering Team (Ashfield) 01623 433433
Fostering Team (Bassetlaw) 01777 716161
Fostering Team (Mansfield) 01623 433433
Fostering Team (Newark) 01623 520520
Fostering Team (South Notts) 0115 8546000
If the child you are interested in adopting is looked after by Nottinghamshire County Council, please contact the child's social worker.
For all general enquiries or a no-obligation chat:
tel: 0845 301 2288
Complete the online enquiry form.