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Child adoption | Adopting a child

Child adoption is the way of providing permanent new families for children who cannot be brought up by their biological parents or extended family. To be adopted a child must be under the age of 18 while making the application. Child must not be married or in a child partnership. Both children’s birth parents should have consent normally to the adoption. However, it is not required to take consent from the parents if they are not found. Moreover, when they are not capable of giving consent due to a mental disability, it is not needed to take the consent. Besides when the child would be put at risk if they were not adopted we do not require taking consent from the parents for the adoption. Prerequisites to adopt a child You may be able to adopt child if You are aged 21 or over You must have a fixed and permanent home in the UK You must have lived in the UK for at least 1 year before you begin the application process Early stages of adoption To adopt a child you can go through either an adoption agency that is part of your local council or a voluntary adoption...