You Can Adopt

Debunking myths about adoption in Buckinghamshire.

National research shows many people still have misconceptions about adoption which might be holding them back. For example, some think that people who are single or older, or those who are LGBTQ+ can’t adopt - this is not the case. Others think the process takes a long time - typically it’s around 6 months.

Buckinghamshire Council has its own unique tool - our Adoption Readiness Checker - to help families learn more about the process so they can take the first steps towards adoption. We also offer full training and support every step of the way, including after the adoption is complete.

There are around 25 children at any one time who need adoptive families in Buckinghamshire. These children have been through so much in their young lives already so if you’re considering adoption, then do take the next steps to find out more, either through one of our online information events or check our Adoption Readiness Checker available online at www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/adoption.”