Adoption in Essex

Essex Adoption Service is an adoption agency committed to providing the best service and support for adopted children and their families. We’re proud of our reputation and 'Outstanding' Ofsted rating.

We're part of the Adopt East alliance. Adopt East is a regional adoption alliance which brings together the professionalism, skills and expertise of eight local authorities and two voluntary adoption agencies, from across the East of England and in partnership with Adoption UK.

We also work closely with New Family Social who offer support and advice for professionals and LGBTQ+ people.

Adoption England is a collaboration of regional adoption agencies working together with a small central team working nationally, aiming to improve adoption practice and develop support and services to better meet the needs of children and families.  The Adoption England website offers information and training resources for prospective adopters and people affected by adoption.

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Can I adopt?

People from all walks of life can adopt.


Find out if you can
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How do I adopt?

It's easy to get started on the process.


Find out what's involved
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What support will I get?

We'll support you every step of the way, before and after.

How we help you
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Meet our children

These are the stories of some of our children waiting to be adopted.

Meet our children
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Meet our adopters

Hear from some of our adopters about their experiences.

Meet our adopters
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Information events

Find out more at one of our information events.

Upcoming events
To hear someone call you mummy and daddy is truly amazing. This would not have been possible without the amazing help and support of the adoption team."
- Ben and Kate

Get in touch

You can:

Office hours are Monday to Thursday 9am to 5.30pm, Friday 9am to 4.30pm

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More information