- There is no legal minimum age (although some services have their own policy such as over 21)
- There is no official upper age limit
- You can be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender
- Single people can apply as much as married or unmarried couples or couples in a civil partnership
- You do not need to own you own home or have lots of money in the bank
- You don’t have to be parents already, nor are you excluded if you already have children
- You do not have to work with or have professional experience of children
- You can come from different ethnic and/or religious backgrounds
- People who are disabled are not excluded
- If you smoke you are not necessarily excluded
- If you have a criminal conviction you may still be eligible (it depends what it was for).
First printed in We Are Family magazine, issue 1, Spring 2013.
Details may have changed - please do not rely on this information solely when making decisions - do your own research, make your own checks and get legal or health advice as appropriate.
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