Can I adopt a child?

We don’t look for specific types of people, we look for the skills and experience which make people suitable to adopt a child. We also provide training and support to build on the abilities you already have so it’s more about your potential than where you are now. We recognise that it’s not just children who grow: parents do too!

That being said there are some basic criteria you need to meet to be able to apply to adopt children:

  • You need to be at least 21 years of age
  • You need to have enough space in your home to provide for a child
  • If you have criminal convictions for most violent offences or any offences against children we will not be able to take your application forward
  • If you smoke you will need to be smoke free for at least six months before starting the process (this includes E cigarettes or vaping)
  • We also ask that you have completed any fertility treatment, have given yourself time and now feel ready to consider adoption (please speak to us about your circumstances).

We are proactively seeking families from a wide range of backgrounds who can build trusting relationships with our children and meet their needs throughout life.  If you'd like to discuss your circumstances and what you can offer a child, please get in touch or come along to an information event

Call us on 0113 378 3535

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If you want more information come along to one of our information events or contact us on the details below:

Telephone 0113 378 3535

Alternatively, please provide your name and email address using the form below and we’ll send you some information.

Jane and Simon made the decision to adopt, rather than pursue fertility treatment, after trying for a baby for over five years. They felt that they could provide a loving, stable family home for a child that needed one.

‘You learn a lot when you adopt. Jane and Simon learned how many toys fill a house ’

Jane and Simon made the decision to adopt, rather than pursue fertility treatment, after trying for a baby for over five years. They felt that they could provide a loving, stable family home for a child that needed one.