I don’t really like to take a player away from a team at this stage but we all look at what we think is best for the player.
The 20-year-old midfielder had been due to stay with the Imps until the end of the season.
However, Blues boss Gary Rowett believes that the young Londoners' needs would be best suited back at his parent club, and thus elected to activate the 24-hour recall provision contained within the loan agreement.
During a successful spell at Sincil Bank, which included a very brief spell back at Blues, Adams made a total of 14 appearances for Lincoln and scored two spectacular long-range goals.
"We’ve recalled Charlee just because we feel that he’s had the experience going out to Lincoln, which is what we wanted," said Rowett.
"We’re really thankful to Lincoln and we think they’ve progressed him really well. I don’t really like to take a player away from a team at this stage but we all look at what we think is best for the player.
"We’ve apologised to Lincoln but we just felt for his development he’s going to be better off for the last couple of months back here where we can give him give him the best possible chance to hit the ground running next season.
"That’s a decision we’ve made and we always base that decision really on the development pathway for the younger players.
"It’s been difficult for him in terms of having to travel over there to train and play games; then trying to get him back here to do his physical work.
"We’d like to get him back to train with the first-team, and get that regular inclusion and playing in our U21 games when he’s fresh."