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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

'Drop-in' information sessions

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 19 November, Thursday 11 December or Tuesday 20 January 2015.

Special event - Saturday 6 December at Samworth Centre at St Marys - Melton Mowbray Town Centre - Burton Street - LE13 1AE - call in anytime between 10am and 2pm for tea/coffee and a mince pie.

No need to book, just turn up and meet our friendly advisors, foster carers and adopters.

Are you thinking about adoption?

Adoption Services East Midlands is here to help.

Every year, dozens of single people and couples throughout Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and the East Midlands region adopt and become new families for a child, or 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 adopt them and give them love, security, trust, a home and a new family for life.

You might think adopting and becoming an adopter is too difficult. Or you’ll get turned down based on your age or particular circumstances. Misconceptions often stop people taking the next step and going on to adopt!

In reality, most people we assess go on to adopt and have children placed with them.

 Whether you’re making initial enquiries about adoption, or looking to take the next steps and perhaps 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. People who have adopted and become families for the first time – or who have welcomed a new, little person, or persons, into to their existing family. 

 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 want to discuss anything further, don’t hesitate to contact us. No matter how trivial you think your question may be, we won’t. 
Lots of people think about adopting but never take the next step. Don’t rule yourself out.


At Adoption Services East Midlands we are here to help. 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.