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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

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You can adopt if you're:

  • 25 or over (unless you're adopting a relative)
  • single
  • married
  • in a civil partnership
  • a parent already (either through birth or earlier adoption)
  • an unmarried couple in a long relationship (you can apply to adopt together)

We do not discriminate on the grounds of:

  • marital status
  • income level
  • whether you own your own home
  • whether you have children or not
  • sexuality
  • religion
  • ethnic origin
  • disability

We may give priority to you if you can care for:

  • older children
  • siblings
  • children with a varied range of needs
  • children with different cultural, ethnic or religious backgrounds and needs

We’ll carefully consider how you can meet a child’s needs and whether you match the ethnic and cultural background of the child, whilst making sure that the child is placed in a home as soon as possible.

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