For many children, normal family life is only possible through adoption. An adoption agency’s main concern is whether an adoptive parent can offer a stable home for a child - both until they grow up and beyond.
Children are eligible for adoption if:
- They are under the age of 18
- Have never been married
On adoption a child becomes a full family member (as if they had been born to their adoptive parent or parents).
Am I eligible to adopt a child?
To adopt a child, you must be both:
- Over 21
- Able to provide a permanent, caring and stable home
You can apply to adopt a child whatever your sexuality, religion or race and whether you are single or married. Since January 2006, unmarried couples are also able to adopt a child jointly.
Getting in touch
For more information on any aspect of adoption please email Patrick Mulcare firstname.lastname@example.org or Gemma Davison email@example.com. Alternatively you can contact us by telephone on 01295 204000.