Guidance is that partners must have been living together for at least two years.
And if you are in doubt about whether you can adopt, please don’t rule yourself out – talk to us and we can advise.
If you smoke you may be asked to delay your application until you are able to show that you have stopped smoking for a minimum of one year.
There are a number of anti-smoking measures available, and supports for people going through the process.
Whilst there is no strict age criteria to adopt children over the age of 4, or for sibling groups (brothers and sisters), care will be taken with the matching in terms of adopters’ age, as well as health and lifestyle Absolutely.
Here at Families for Children we have many single adopters.