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Who Can Adopt?


Here at Families for Children we believe that there is no such thing as an ‘ideal’ adoptive family and when we are looking for families we are interested in what you can offer to a child and how you can best fulfil their individual needs.

We are looking for families from a wide variety of religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds who can offer a permanent loving home and a secure environment to a child.

Read below about your Eligibility to Adopt and the Myths of Adoption as well as  who we think make Amazing Adopters and adopting if your are from the LGBTQ+ Community.


Myth Busting - Am I Eligible to Adopt?

Click here to find out if you are eligible to adopt and common Myths of Adoption. Take a look at some of the most frequent questions people feel would rule them out of becoming an adoptive parent.

There are many myths surrounding adoption. The truth is anyone over the age of 21 can be considered as a potential adopter, regardless of marital status, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, income or whether you have parenting experience or not.

Please don’t believe everything you read…come and hear it from us direct, come and ask us as many questions as you like, and do some wider research.


What makes Amazing Adopters?

We think you would make an amazing adopter. Click here to find out how many of these qualities you already have?

Adoptee Hannah says, " It can take a special kind of person to be an adopter. One of these things is having the bravery and courage to open up their hearts and homes to chance. And to welcome a child or young person into their life and take care of them and count them as one of their own. It is a bond that they will forge which would be stronger then blood; it would be built on love and hope for the future of their united family.  They can’t know for certain what could happen or how things would work out. But they are willing to try something different that could change a child's life."

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Adopting from the LGBTQ+ Community

Click here to find out more about LGBTQ+ Adoption

We welcome LGBTQ+ prospective adopters and we recommend joining New Family Social. You can follow their social media pages and their forum is a useful and supportive place to learn about adoption and hear stories from other LGBT+ adopters.
LGBTQ+ adopters can be assured that our experienced team of social workers and family support workers will be there to support you every step of the way.


Did you know? We host Information Sessions too!


Our Families

Read case studies from families who have adopted through FFC.

Families for children adoption agency in Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly