Adoption and Fostering

Nottinghamshire County Council is always keen to hear from people interested in adoption and fostering children in their care.


Could you make a real difference to a child’s life by offering them a safe and loving home?

When you adopt a child you take on all the responsibilities and rights for the child that the birth parents had; you are the child’s permanent parent.

More information about adoption is available on Nottinghamshire County Council’s website.


Could you offer a stable home to a child who is unable to stay with their own family?

There’s a growing need for more foster parents in Nottinghamshire with more than 800 children in council care.

They’re particularly looking for foster carers for children aged 11+.

Fostering 11+ offers:

  • a guaranteed income
  • generous tax exemptions
  • excellent training and support
  • a rewarding career
  • an addition to your family

You’ll need to offer:

  • home-based care
  • a spare bedroom
  • understanding
  • patience
  • a good sense of humour
  • experience caring for, or working with, older children either in a professional capacity or through your own experience of parenting

More information about fostering is available on Nottinghamshire County Council’s website or you can call 0115 8044 400 to speak to a member of the county’s fostering team.