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    Adoption services available

We welcome enquiries from people who are looking to care for a child or young person on a permanent basis.

Who can adopt

Anyone who is over the age of 21, is a UK resident and holds no criminal convictions against children can adopt.

How to adopt

The City of London Corporation has commissioned Coram Adoption Agency to manage and deliver an adoption service for residents of the City of London.

Coram social workers are available every day between 9am and 5pm (except Wednesday mornings).

They can also post or email you adoption information packs.

Information sessions

As you begin to decide if being an adoptive parent is right for you, you will want to find out as much information as possible about the adoption process.

Coram holds adoption information meetings once a month in their Bloomsbury office, during which you can hear from social workers and other adoptive parents about adopting through Coram.


020 7520 0383
Email: Adoption Team

Coram Bloomsbury office
41 Brunswick Square
London, WC1N 1AZ

Adoption support services

​The following adoption support services are available for families with adopted children living in the City of London and are provided by Coram:

  • Access to advice.
  • A liaison with schools.
  • Help with a child's life story.
  • Contact support.
  • Referrals to Children and Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
  • Provisions for creative and empathising therapies.
  • Parenting skills groups.
  • Social events.

Adult City residents who were adopted as children with involvement of the City of London Corporation will also have access to birth-record counselling and intermediary work from Coram.

Contact us

To access to these services or for more information contact the Children and Families team.