Happy child eating their dinner - ‘Yipee! Ninkey Nonks again!’

Our daughter told me she hated mushrooms when she came to us. So instead of leaving them out when I cooked, I simply chopped them into quarters instead of slicing them, to see if she’d notice. She did, but I said they were called Ninckey Nonks and she ate them, no problem...

It took her about 3 years before she saw me adding them to something and the penny dropped!! Still makes us giggle years later.

Contact Details

If you have questions about ACE, the adoption process, or something else, you may find the answer on our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you’d like to get in touch, please either fill in the form below or call us on 0300 369 0556.

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

  • Coventry City Council
  • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • Worcestershire County Council
  • Herefordshire Council

ACE will also consider prospective adopters from outside of the region if you are able to attend the training and can meet the needs of our children who are waiting for placement. For further information also visit the First4Adoption website which can provide help and support.



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In an emergency which cannot wait until the ACE office opens please contact the Children’s Emergency Duty Team for your local authority.