Adopting with Family Care

Family Care is a Nottingham based voluntary adoption agency, which means we’re independent and not part of any local authority. We’ve been around for 130 years and in that time we’ve developed a great reputation for our friendly, positive and supportive approach.


Thank you so much for being so much more than a social worker. You have made us a family and no words can describe how happy we are.

– Family Care Adopter

We provide the full range of adoption services. That includes the recruitment, preparation, assessment and approval of adoptive parents who would like to adopt a child or children from this country. We also offer support after the adoption and to those whose lives may have been touched by adoption in some way.

As a voluntary adoption agency, and registered charity, we work closely with local authorities throughout the country to find permanent and loving adoptive families for the children currently in their care. Adoption is a lifelong, and life-changing, experience and our friendly team are committed to providing all our families with lifelong support.  You can find out more about us by looking at our Statement of Purpose.  You can also view our latest Ofsted report here.

Family Care is a good adoption agency which provides an outstanding quality of service to its adopters and children.


Although our adoption agency is based in Nottingham, we take applications from people who want to adopt across the East Midlands, and will consider prospective adopters outside that area who live up to approximately an hour’s drive away. If you live a little beyond this, please contact us to check whether we could take your application.

You may just be starting to think about adoption or you may be ready to take the next step, whatever stage you’re at we would be happy to hear from you. We host regular events where you can meet our friendly team and answer your questions about adoption and hear from families who have adopted through Family Care.

Regular Events …


If you cannot make an event but would like to meet with a member of our adoption team for an informal discussion please give us a call on 0115 960 3010


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