Adoption is where a child legally becomes a member of a new family and has one or two new parents.
If you are at least 21 years old and can provide a permanent, stable and caring home, your application to adopt will be welcomed. There is no upper age limit.
There are lots of misconceptions about who can adopt - read our frequently asked questions to get the facts.
If you think you could adopt a child, we'd love to hear from you - contact adoption services, or read our guide to getting started with adoption.