Can I adopt a child from a different ethnic background to my own?

Adoption Matters aims to provide children, young people and their families with services that value and celebrate difference, promote equal opportunities and ensure the best outcome for children who are adopted. In an increasingly diverse society, caring for a child from a different ethnic background can also introduce a more global mind set to family life. A multicultural family is defined as a place, or a situation that consists or relates to many nationalities, cultures, and several races. We want families who are open to diversity.

More information is available in our leaflet Adopting a child from a different ethnicity – A guide for prospective adopters