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Adopting in Waltham Forest

If you’re aged 21 or over and can offer a child love and support in stable and nurturing home, you can apply to adopt. In Waltham Forest there are children of different ages and sibling groups from many different backgrounds who need homes.

Who can adopt?

We accept applications from single people, married and civil partnership couples, as well as unmarried couples, regardless of sexuality. You can own or rent your home, as long as there is space for a child to have a room of their own. You do not have to be in employment and can be from any borough, not only Waltham Forest. You can have any cultural or religious background.

Qualities 
To become an adoptive parent you will need:

  • patience
  • humour
  • energy
  • determination

Make an enquiry about adoption

To find out more about the adoption process and how we can help support you, visit Coram’s adoption website (https://www.coramadoption.org.uk/). We work in partnership with Coram Adoption who have more than 40 years of experience. Coram’s adoption service is rated outstanding by Ofsted and they are cited as a 'centre for excellence' for their child-led approach.

    Support

    Support is available to everyone who chooses to adopt a child through our service.
    The Waltham Forest adoption support team will support all members of the family, both now and in the future, and can assist in referring to other services.

    Email: adoptionsupport@walthamforest.gov.uk

    Overseas adoption

    Please contact us if you would like information about overseas adoption.

    Email: adoptionsupport@walthamforest.gov.uk

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