Could I Adopt?
Every year in England, there are around 4,000
children are waiting for adoptive families.
They range in age and are from a variety of
backgrounds, but what they have in common is their difficult start
in life and that they are unable to go home. They need loving,
stable homes where they are supported, encouraged and loved. They
need to grow up in a safe and secure environment, where they are
helped to make sense of who they are.
You can be single or in a relationship,
married or unmarried. You can be heterosexual, lesbian, gay,
bisexual or transgender. You can be from any religion and
You definitely don’t have to live in Bedford
to adopt a Bedford Borough child, in fact we welcome applications
from outside of Bedford Borough as it’s often more appropriate to
place children who are to be adopted outside of their immediate
We need people of all ages, who are in good
health, have energy, a capacity to understand children’s feelings,
a sense of fun, and the motivation to persevere through difficult
We do ask that you are over the age of 21, are
a UK resident or domiciled in Britain and that you hold no criminal
convictions against children.
We advise reading as much as you can about
adoption so you can decide if it’s right for you. You’ll be
surprised at how many people have adoption stories to share and
it’s really useful to talk to as many people as you can to find out
If you’d like a chat now, you can call us on
01234 718718. If it’s not a good time to
talk you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will call you at a more convenient time.