Hi. im new to the site and wondered if anyone can tell me is there an age limit in which you can Foster or Adopt, im 36 and my partner is 46, we live in Scotland and it is something we are thinking about.
I went through the adoption process 18 months ago in the South of England and no-one ever mentioned an age limit to us. In fact most of us where in our 30/40's. With one couple she was mid 40's and he was mid 50's so I don't think its too much of a concern. Obviously if you were both in your 80's they may have something to say about it but y ou're both still young!!
If you go online to and google either "Be My Parent" or "Children who wait", it will give you loads more info.
Just ready your thread, it does depend on your local authority guides lines, some local authorities have some very tight rules on age limitation. Just ask and they will let you the know age limitation also the age limitation for the child.
Hi we live inverness and i have a social worker coming round on the 15th dec i will ask her, but 8 years ago a man at works with me and they were lucky and got a baby and they just got him in time before he was forty but things change all the time my sister inlaw is fostering in moary area through a agency and they are in mid fortys take care margaret
That is interesting to read. I was told there was an age limit, in that there could be no more than 40 years difference between the child's age and the oldest parents age. This was bad news for us, as my husband is a lot older than me. We were informed that we would probably be looking at a teenager, which was not quite what we had in mind.
I will now look around and see if we can find another agency now.
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