Am I too old to adopt?

No! Legally, adopters need to be over 21 but there is no upper age limit. We are all living longer these days and life expectancy has risen so much in the last two decades that we now actively encourage adopters in their fifties and above to think about adoption.

We will expect you to have the health and vitality to see your children through to an age of independence, so consideration will be given to your age comparative to the age of the child you want to adopt; younger children are more likely to be placed with younger parents.