Adopt 4 Leeds

If adoption is the way forward for you and your family, we can help. We provide the high-quality information you need 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 event.

We are the largest adoption service in the north of England and the second largest in the UK. We provide for the adoptive needs of children 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.


Our experienced staff keep up with current adoption knowledge, theory and research to give you the best service possible. We will always seek to improve and develop what we offer you. We benefit from the support of experienced adoptive parents, who are involved with a great deal of our work. We also have close links with other adoption organisations such as BAAF (British Association of Adoption and Fostering), the National Adoption Register, the Yorkshire and Humber Adoption Consortium and we are a member of Being Family.

We'll guide you through the process from preparing for your application until the day you become an adoptive parent and beyond. Our experienced team offer post-adoption support which has been rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted.

You can find out more about Leeds City Council Adoption Service by reading our Statement of Purpose.