Can I adopt?

All kinds of people adopt.  What matters above all else is your ability to look after the child and provide a safe and stable home throughout their childhood and beyond.

Your health, lifestyle and personal circumstances will all be influencing factors in whether adoption is right for you.

The following information may help you understand whether you are likely to be eligible to adopt.

Your health

Find out about medical checks and the impact of smoking, being overweight or having fertility treatment.

Your lifestyle and personal circumstances

See how your lifestyle and personal circumstances may influence whether you can adopt.

LGBT+ adopters

We welcome applications from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender/transsexual plus (LGBT+) couples and single adopters.

Get in touch

If you're thinking about adoption then we'd love to help.

Enquire about adoption

If you'd prefer to speak to someone, then give us a call on
0300 123 6723

What kind of people adopt?

Adoptive parents come from all backgrounds and walks of life. Find out more about what kind of people adopt.

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