Adopt 4 Leeds

If you think adoption is right for you and your family, we can help. We provide the high-quality information you will need, helping you to understand what adoption means for you. We’re here every step of the way to help you make a success of this exciting, demanding and life-changing journey.​​​​​​​​​​

Leeds City Council Adoption Service have been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and management and are the largest adoption service in the north of England and the second largest in the UK. We provide for the adoptive needs of between 40-100 children at any one time. We work to:

  • Find families for children waiting to be adopted;
  • Recruit, prepare and assess prospective adoptive parents; and
  • Provide ongoing support to adoptive parents, adopted children and their families.


We have close links with other adoption organisations such as Coram BAAF (British Association of Adoption and Fostering), the National Adoption Register, the Yorkshire and Humber Adoption Consortium (YHAC) and we are a member of Being Family, the YHACs information service for prospective adoptive parents.

We'll guide you through the process from preparing for your application until the day you become an adoptive parent and beyond.

You can find out more about Leeds City Council Adoption Service by reading our Statement of Purpose (opens as a PDF).