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Adoption Services East Midlands

Adoption Services East Midlands - provided by Leicester City Council - Tel 0116 454 4540
Adoption Services East Midlands - provided by Leicester City Council - Tel 0116 0116 454 4540
Questions and answers
Your step-by-step guide to adoption
Adopters videos, stories and testimonials

2015 'Drop-in' sessions to get initial advice and help you to plan ahead

Early evenings at St Martin’s House (next door to the cathedral), 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester - LE1 5PZ. Drop in anytime between 5pm and 7pm on Wednesday 18 February, Thursday 19 March or Tuesday 21 April.

No need to book, just turn up and meet our friendly advisors and adopters. This is a good way to get initial information and impartial advice to help you plan for your future family.

Adoption Services East Midlands is here to help

Every year, we support dozens of single people and couples throughout Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and the East Midlands region who wish to adopt. We help them to become new families for one or more children who can no longer be brought up by their birth parents. 

If you would like to have an initial chat about adoption, just call us during working hours on 0116 454 4540. If you would like to speak to someone face to face, call for an appointment or pop into one of the popular monthly events listed above.

Why adopt?

The children in our care need people like you to give them love, security, trust, a home and a new family for life. Most of these children are aged under three, but there are older children too as well as sibling groups who need a home together.

You might think that becoming an adopter will be too difficult or that you’ll get turned down based on your age or particular circumstances. There are so many myths about adoption. So please don't rule yourself out without speaking to us and getting the facts.

In reality, the great majority of people we assess go on to successfully adopt and have children placed with them.

Whether you are making initial enquiries or looking to take the next steps and  begin your adoption application, this website will provide you with a more in-depth knowledge about adopting in the East Midlands region. Included are answers to some of the most common questions we get asked about adoption. Plus, you can watch and read real life videos and stories, so you can see and hear first-hand the experiences from some of the people we have helped to adopt in the past.

Currently we are actively looking for new adopters from right across Leicestershire and the East Midlands, including parts of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire - including Coventry.

If you would like to discuss anything further, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to give you impartial advice about what to do now or in the future 

Call us on 0116 454 4540.


Key adoption information

Adoption: What is Adoption. Why Adopt. Who can adopt
The children: What type of children need adopting
Q & A:
Common adoption questions answered
Why us:
Why choose Adoption Services East Midlands to help you adopt
Your step-by-step guide: The adoption process explained
Videos, stories and testimonials:
Hear from some of our past adopters
Locations: Which areas are we looking for adopters from
Information Evenings
: An valuable insight for all perspective adopters
Contacting us: How to contact Adoption Services East Midlands


Whilst model photography and ‘stock’ images have mainly been used (to protect the identities of the children), the stories, interviews, testimonials and quotes used are all real. They have kindly been provided from people we have helped successfully adopt in the past, who wanted to contribute and help people like you with your journey ahead.