You Can Adopt


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First Step complete!


As long as you are 21 or over, a UK resident and have no criminal convictions, you have the potential to be a great adoptive parent.

  • 21 and over
  • UK resident
  • No serious convictions
  • Single or couple
  • Gay, straight or bisexual
  • Any ethnic background
  • Employed or not
  • Disabilities or not
  • Existing children or not
  • Pets or no pets
  • Any income
  • Good health
  • Somewhere to live
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What next?

If you want to learn more and prepare yourself for life as an adopter, First Steps has been developed to familiarise you with the important areas you need to be aware of, from the backgrounds of the children to dealing with transitional periods in an adopted child's life.

Go to First Steps >

Get in touch

Give our friendly advisers a call about any further questions you have

Call us

0300 222 0022

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