Who can adopt?

Adopters come from all kinds of background, cultures and ethnic groups. Your sexuality, marital status and whether you own a home count far less than your ability to provide love, time and commitment to a child who may have had difficult past experiences.

To be able to begin your adoption journey in general:

  • You must be over 21
  • You must have a spare bedroom
  • You must have good spoken and written English

You might be interested to know that people who adopt can be:

  • Single, married or unmarried
  • From any ethnic or religious background
  • Hetrosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender
  • Homeowners or living in rented accommodation
  • Employed or unemployed