Who Can Adopt?

There are a lot of myths about who can and can’t adopt.

Lots of people can adopt and at Together4Children we are looking for adopters from a diverse and wide range of backgrounds who can meet the needs of the children we are family finding for.

You can be:

  • Single
  • Married
  • LGBTQ+
  • With or without children
  • Working or not working

Love, Nurture, Support And Stability

If You Can Offer Love, Nurture, Support And Stability To A Child Or Brothers And Sisters Then You Have The Potential To Become An Adoptive Parent!

There are few restrictions on who can adopt:

You must legally be a UK resident living in the UK and have been so for at least 12 months.

You must be at least 21 years old and there is no upper age limit. You or a member of your household must not have a criminal conviction or caution for offences against children or for serious sexual or violent offences.

You must be able to provide a safe, healthy, smoke free home. If you use e-cigarettes this will not prevent you from adopting a child under the age of five, however; it would be explored in the assessment stage and what steps you would need to take to minimise any risk to the child.

Together4Children - Who Can Adopt Restrictions

The key question we’ll be asking is, “Can you provide permanent care for a child until independence and support them into and throughout adulthood?” People of all ages can adopt, and you just need to have the fitness and energy to keep up with a child and be able to support them into adulthood. We welcome enquiries from people of all religions, races, genders and sexuality and we assess every application on an individual basis.

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