I have a low income. Will I be able to adopt?

Posted on: 23 June 2013

Yes. You do not need to have a high income. You may be entitled to other benefits available to any other family, depending on your means and circumstances.

Your financial situation will be assessed during the assessment and matching processes and financial assistance may be considered depending on the child’s level of needs (subject to means testing). You may also be entitled to specific benefits and allowances for adopters.

You will be able to access benefits for families.

You may be eligible for Statutory Adoption Pay.

You may be able to access income support.