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Launched on 1 February 2018, ACE has been a regional adoption agency for the local authority areas of Coventry, Herefordshire, Solihull, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire for more than 5 years. Our central purpose is finding the right families for children needing permanent homes through adoption and our overarching aim is to provide a relationship-focussed service for children, adoptive families and others affected by adoption. We achieve this by offering lifelong support, based on up-to-date practices and interventions, supported by modern technology

We aim to recognise and value people’s differences and to provide services that are welcoming and respectful. ACE welcomes enquiries about any aspect of adoption from all sections of the community.

An established service, ACE has successfully found homes for many children who need families. ACE approves on average 80 adoptive families a year and successfully places in the region of 100-120 children for adoption annually - some will be brothers and sisters who need to stay together. More information of the children we support can be found in our who are the children section.

ACE is keen to recruit more families so that children do not have to wait for a family and the best possible ‘family match’ can be found.

We believe that there are many advantages to adopting through a regional adoption agency such as ACE. These are:

  • First-hand information about the children who need families gained through our close working relationships with 5 local authority Children’s Services
  • ACE embraces diversity and welcomes hearing from people from all sections of society who may be interested in adoption. Our aim is to treat all people who contact us with fairness and respect and throughout the process focus on the skills you have to care for children. 
  • We are an established and experienced adoption service with a strong reputation – we have many adoptive parents who return to us to adopt again. Many of our applicants come to us through word-of-mouth.
  • We are committed to fostering for adoption, an arrangement whereby children may be living with their adoptive parents on a fostering basis in the first instance. This means that children can often live with their prospective adoptive parents from a very young age without having to move between families
  • ACE is the only DDP certified adoption service in the world! This means that we embrace the principles and practices of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP).

Together we build strong families by promoting adoption as a positive outcome for children who cannot remain in their birth families.

More about how we work and the detailed support we offer

We hope you find the website accessible whether you are just browsing or seeking specific information.

Please email if you require further assistance or advice or ring 0300 369 0556.


Adoption Central England (ACE) is the regional adoption agency for:

  • Coventry City Council
  • Solihull Borough Council
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • Herefordshire Council
  • Worcestershire Children First


  • New Family Social
  • IAC
  • DDP Network
  • You can adopt