17.00 - 19.30 Tuesday 30th January 2018
Interested in Adoption? Come to our Drop In Evening in Bristol and meet adopters and our adoption team. Read more
Yes you can, you need to be over 21. Consideration will be given to your support networks whether you are adopting as a couple or as a single person.
Yes you can, you need to be over 21 but there is no upper age limit. Consideration will be given to your age comparative to the age of the child you want to adopt.
Yes you can, whether you are heterosexual, lesbian or gay is not a factor in your right to adopt. At CCS we recognise the strengths and skills that LGBT adopters bring and welcome enquiries from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender adopters. In the last year a third of our approved adopters have been people from the LGBT community.
Yes you can, your financial circumstances and employment status will always be considered as part of an adoption assessment, but low income, being unemployed or employed do not automatically rule you out.
If you have a criminal caution or conviction for offences against children or certain sexual offences against adults then you will not be able to adopt but, with the exception of these specified offences, a criminal record will not necessarily rule you out. The key is to be totally honest in your application.
Yes you can, having children of your own (of any age) will not exclude you from adopting, whether they are living at home with you or have grown up. Consideration will, however, be given to the age gap between your own children and the age of the child(ren) you wish to adopt and the position of each child within the family in accordance with the child(ren)’s needs. Children over 16 will usually be DBS checked, as will any other adult member of your household.
Yes you can, we will discuss your personal circumstances with you.
Smoking will not necessarily rule you out from adopting. Consideration will be given to this and to all health- and lifestyle-related issues.
Being disabled does not automatically exclude anyone from becoming an adopter and it is widely recognised that disabled people can often provide a very loving home for a child. Disability is only one of the many issues that will be considered so don’t rule yourself out.
Yes you can. The aim of everyone in the adoption system is to find loving families for each child in need of a happy future, even if there is not a perfect ethnic match. Ethnicity is relevant however and you must have an understanding of the challenges that raising a child of a different ethnicity can provide.
“Just want to say a big “Thank you” to all at CCS for making our dream come true. Anyone thinking of adopting, OK, it’s not easy but stick with it because its so worthwhile in the end. Good Luck !”