Adoption

There are changes to the way our children's social care services are running at the moment, because of COVID-19. These changes include: assessments being completed virtually,  socially distanced face to face meetings, some services only being available over the phone or email and some of our staff needing to wear PPE (personal protective equipment)

Adoption is a lifelong commitment to provide a permanent family for a child or children in care.

When you adopt a child, you take on all the responsibilities and rights of a birth parent. 

Family Adoption Links

Our adoption services are part of Family Adoption Links - a partnership of local authorities who work together to support:

  • children
  • those looking to adopt
  • families who have already adopted

The partnership aims to be more effective at finding the best match for all children whose plan is for adoption, through working together.

Family Adoption Links is made up of:

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

To start your adoption journey, visit the Family Adoption Links website for:

  • more information about adoption
  • how we will help you through the adoption process
  • guidance after you have adopted

Visit the Family Adoption Links website

Adoption services in Rutland are provided by Lincolnshire County Council

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