Adoption criteria

If you have room in your heart and home, then there’s every chance that you can adopt. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of relationship status, sexuality, beliefs or ethnicity. If you have the flexibility and resilience to give a child – or children – a happy home, we’d love to hear from you.

As a starting point for adoption, you must:

• Be able to provide a safe and stable home for a child
• Be at least 21 years old – but there’s no upper age limit
• Be a resident of the UK
• Have no cautions or convictions against a child (the same applies to any other members of your household)
• Have finished fertility treatment more than 6 months ago
• Have a strong, stable and enduring relationship if you are with a partner

If you have any questions or would like to chat more about your circumstances, please contact us.

If you’re interested in adoption, need additional support, or just want to ask us some questions, we’d love to hear from you.

You can also speak to an adoption worker for an informal chat, and we can then send you an information pack.

0800 085 0774