Information for people who have been adopted
We offer help and support to children who have been adopted. If you're under 18, we can help you meet other children who have been adopted, and you can call us if you need someone to talk to.
If you're over 18, we can help you access your adoption records, trace your birth relatives - we can even support you through a reunion. And if you need someone to talk to, get in touch.
Read about services for people who've been adopted.
Support for families with adopted children
The adoption service have a Post Adoption Support Team that provides a range of services to adoptive families.
Children who are going to be adopted
Your social worker or foster carer will always be ready to talk with you about what you want and how you feel about things but you m ight like to read this section about what goes on and how you will be involved in it.
Support for birth parents and family members of children involved in adoption
As a birth relative of a child, you or the courts may be thinking of adoption for your child, or you may wish to find out about a child that was adopted many years ago.
Our latest Ofsted Inspection Report
We are very proud to maintain the high standard found by our latest Ofsted inspection, which said: "Support to adopters is outstanding, including comprehensive welfare rights advice, training, support groups, social events and newsletters. The agency is very good at recruiting adopters and making good matches with children waiting to be adopted. The preparation, assessment and approval of adopters is thorough and they are provided with good and full information about children's histories. The service to birth parents is also outstanding and there is a life-long commitment to all involved in the adoption triangle".
The quality of Nottinghamshire County Council’s adoption service is regularly inspected.