What is adoption?
Adoption is a legal way for a child or young person up to 18 years old to gain a new legal parent(s). Once adopted, it is as if they had been born into their new family. Adoption into a new family can give children the security and stability they need.
Who can adopt?
There are lots of myths about who can adopt but the reality is that there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ or ‘ideal’ adoptive parent. We support people with a range of different life experiences to adopt a child.
We are looking for people who have something to offer the children we are looking after. This means you will probably be the sort of person who is adaptable, flexible, resilient and willing to develop new skills.
We don’t have set criteria for what makes a good adoptive family, however to adopt with us you will need to:
- Be 21 years old or over
- Have the space to accommodate a child
- Be in good health to support a child into adulthood
If you're interested in adopting with us, we'll be on hand from the beginning. Find out more about adoption with us using the links below.
People who've adopted with Together for Children share their experiences.
Our two stage adoption process aims to bring forever families together as soon as possible.
We're with you every step of the way, including after adoption. We provide a range of support for families after