How to adopt a child



Figures show the number of same-sex couples adopting children in England has doubled in the past four years. According to the Department for Education, the number of same-sex couples adopting rose from 3% in 2009 to 6% in 2013.


adoption by gay couple


How to adopt a child

To be adopted, a child must:

    Be under the age of 18 when the adoption application is made Not be (or have never been) married or in a civil partnership
The child’s birth parents: Both birth parents normally have to agree (consent) to the adoption, unless they can’t be found or they’re incapable of giving consent - eg due to a mental disability or the child would be put at risk if they weren’t adopted. Who can adopt a child You qualifie if you’re aged 21 or over (there’s no upper age limit) and either:
    Single, Married, In a civil partnership, An unmarried couple (same sex and opposite sex), The partner of the child’s parent.
There are different rules for private adoptions and adoptions of looked-after children. Living in the UK. You don’t have to be a British citizen to adopt a child, but:
    You (or your partner, if you’re a couple) must have a fixed and permanent home in the UK, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, You (and your partner, if you’re a couple) must have lived in the UK for at least 1 year before you begin the application process
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