Ready to adopt?

We are interested in what you have to offer a child who needs adopting rather than your marital status, finances, whether you own a house or already have children.

If you can provide a loving, permanent and secure home for a child, we want to hear from you. You don’t have to be perfect!

Children who need adoption come from a variety of backgrounds, so we need adopters with a wide range of knowledge, skills, and lifestyles.

Use our ‘Ready to adopt?’ checker to learn more about who can adopt and when the time might be right for you.

Find out if you can adopt now

If after completing the ‘Ready to Adopt’ checker you feel ready to adopt, please book one of our information events if you live in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Plymouth, Somerset or Torbay. You can talk to adoption social workers and families who’ve adopted, watch a presentation, find out more about the application process, and get your questions answered.


We have worked in partnership with Adoption Focus to provide you with our ‘Ready to adopt?’ checker. We are very grateful to have been able to develop this tool and credit Adoption Focus as the source.

Adoption Focus