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Children waiting for their new family

Reasons to adopt

You may decide to adopt for many different reasons. You may have experienced infertility. You may be single, LGBTQ+ or older. You may be considering adoption because of your deep commitment to children or the planet, or you may be an experienced parent looking to grow your family through adoption. Whatever the reason, we’re here to help.

Children need a family

There are children all over the country who need a lifelong family. They may be young or already at school, an individual or have siblings, from a range of ethnic,  cultural and faith backgrounds or they may live with a disability or health needs. Whatever the situation, adoption can provide a loving family.

Good to know

Lifelong support is available for adoptive families

At least 3,540 children were adopted in 2018–2019

Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board. 2019–2020
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Over 78,150 children were in the care of local authorities in 2019

Department of Education. 2018–2019
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