Skip to main content

To: The government

Make adult adoption legal in the UK

Make adult adoption legal in the UK

I want adult adoption to be legal in the UK because when my biological mum died of lung cancer 8 years ago I really missed her. Then my biological dad met candy and they became boyfriend and girlfriend then after that they got married now she is my stepmum and I like to think of her as my mum and I call her my mum too and now I want to make it official and have candy adopt me and have candy be my adopted mum.

Why is this important?

I really think that this is important because many people today do not live in traditional nuclear families; and many children form a stronger bond with a step-parent or relationship with someone of a similar nature as opposed to a biological parent.

It seems, for many reasons, children and their potential adopters don't get the opportunity to discuss and/or execute adoption until the child has reached legal adulthood; and by this point the UK government no longer views the said child as eligible for adoption.
The implications of this are social and legal issues that arise later in life surrounding the relationship between child and, for example, step-parent.
I believe the 2002 UK Adoption and Children Act is outdated for modern day Britain.

Lambe Road, Halton Camp HP22 5PU

Maps © Stamen; Data © OSM and contributors, ODbL

Reasons for signing

  • I really want a sister with children
  • If someone doesn't have any relatives then there should be another way besides getting married
  • Let's make this go viral


2020-08-01 00:06:12 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-08-26 19:32:13 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-04-26 13:21:59 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-03-05 21:51:20 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-09-26 00:16:36 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-07-27 10:45:03 +0100

10 signatures reached