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Becoming an adoptive parent

5. Families our children need

Always wanted a big family?

We need adopters who can take sibling groups (2 children or more)

Ok to be different?

We need adopters who can care for children with medical needs, enduring conditions and disabilities

Not fond of the baby stage?

We need adopters for children aged 3 to 7 years

Diverse family?

We need adopters who can meet the needs of children who have diverse cultural and ethnic heritage

We currently have enough approved families for young children. Please be aware that we will be unlikely to accept an application from a household that just wants to adopt a child under three.

Fostering for adoption

Sometimes we need adopters who can also act as foster carers for very young children; this is called Fostering for Adoption. Generally these placements are made when it is considered very unlikely a child will return to their birth parents but legal decisions still have to be made on the best outcome for the child. You can find out more about Fostering for Adoption on the First4Adoption website and you can decide if this is an option for you.


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Last updated: 26 January 2018

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