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. 

Adoption East Midlands

Rutland is now part of Adoption East Midlands - an organisation that's made up of local authority and voluntary adoption agencies who operate across the East Midlands to improve the prospects for children needing to be adopted and people looking to adopt.

By working closely together, Adoption East Midlands can more effectively find the best matches for children across the region.

Please visit the Adoption East Midlands website for further information about adoption and visit our support page to see how we will help you through the adoption process, and provide guidance after you have adopted.

Getting in touch

When you feel ready, contact our team to find out how they can help you get started on your journey towards becoming an adoptive parent.

Adoption services in Rutland are provided by Lincolnshire County Council.

For more information about adopting, visit the Lincolnshire County Council adoption website.

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