Barnardo’s Adoption agency

To adopt is life changing and rewarding. Adopting through Barnardo's - you're supported. You're not on your own.

Louisa and Ian, adopted siblings with Barnardo's

Thinking about adopting?

The decision to adopt has the potential to transform a child’s life and yours.

Barnardo’s is an independent, voluntary adoption agency with over 100 years’ experience of finding families for children. We believe that every child has the right to be brought up in a loving family.

That’s why we find supportive, caring adoptive parents for children who deserve the best start in life.

Can you adopt?

We welcome all applications, regardless of your age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion. You might be married, single or already have a family. You might rent your home, or you may own it. What’s important is that you can give a child a safe, stable, loving environment.

As long as you are over 21 and have a spare room, you will be considered.

Why should you adopt with Barnardo's?

When you change a child’s life by adopting, we’ll help you deal with the changes in yours. We recognise that adopting is one of the most important decisions you can make. With Barnardo’s you won’t have to do it alone. We support you every step of the way, both during the adoption process and in the years beyond.

Contact us today to find out more about adopting with Barnardo’s.

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