How old do you have to be to adopt?


You must be over 21 years of age to adopt but there is no upper age limit. Some of the qualities you will need to have are plenty of patience, commitment, humour and energy. You will also need to be determined to give a child the sort of support that will really make a difference to their lives.
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an individual has to be 18 years of age and above to be able to adopt a child .This is because 18 years Is concidered the age when most people have the maturity and mental capacity to take care of a dependant .Also by this age an individual can have steady employment and as long as an individual has no criminal records they should be able to adopt.
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