Who can adopt

There are many myths surrounding adoption, which we want to counter. We are looking for individuals, same sex, married or cohabiting couples who can offer love and a caring environment for a child in need of adoption. People who adopt have a range of life experiences, and may be disabled, unemployed or live in rented accommodation. Anyone aged 21 or over can apply for adoption, and there is no upper age limit.

We need people from all walks of life and backgrounds who not only have the commitment, patience, love and energy required, but also have a real understanding of children’s needs. You will need to be able to care for a child where the rewards may not be immediate and some children may need ongoing support into adulthood.

Above all you need to appreciate that a child needs a lot of attention and care and you will need to be enthusiastic, energetic and able to commit to looking after a child as your own.

After all, adoption is about providing a new life for a child where they can feel safe, secure and cared for.

Contact details

Contact South Gloucestershire Council's adoption team on
01454 866088


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