About adoption

Our adoption service is part of Family Adoption Links, a regional adoption agency consisting of:

  • Lincolnshire County Council
  • North Lincolnshire Council
  • Leicester City Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
  • Rutland County Council

By working together, we can find the best matches for children across the region. We aim to improve the prospects for children needing to be adopted and people looking to adopt.

Visit Family Adoption Links

Read our charter, recent reports and statements

Support for adopters

We offer specialist training, therapy and advice to:

  • children who have been adopted
  • children who are placed for adoption
  • prospective adopters
  • adoptive parents
  • children whose family have adopted
  • birth siblings of adoptive children
  • anyone with whom the child has had an important relationship

We can offer an assessment of need to find the most suitable help and how it will be delivered.

You can request an assessment of need by calling 01522 782111.

We also offer:

  • an adoption passport
  • local support e.g. support groups and focus groups
  • specialist training and development opportunities
  • independent advice and counselling
  • social activities

You can find out about our aims and objectives in our: