Who can adopt?

When it comes to finding adopters, there really is no such thing as perfect.

We look for certain qualities such as being able to provide love, time and commitment, the ability to emphathise with a child that has had a tough start and a willingness to learn and take part in any necessary training to support their parenting journey.

We look for flexibility and for people to be able to adapt to the changes that come with adopting a child as well as having the energy and health to be able to be a parent.

We don't expect people to be a ready made parent from day one, nobody comes into parenting whether through adoption or biologically knowing everything, it's a learning curve and a journey. We are here to help you and we'll equip you with the knowledge and support you need. 

People who adopt need to be 21 and over, and can be

  • single, married or cohabitating
  • from any ethnic or religious background
  • heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender
  • a homeowner or living in rented accommodation
  • employed or on benefits