I can’t adopt because I’m LGBT+ Yes you can! All adopters are welcome regardless of their sexuality or gender. If you have a partner, the same criteria would apply as to heterosexual couples: we would expect partners who live together to have done so for at least one year at point of application and for there to be evidence that your relationship is stable and enduring. If you have transitioned, it would be important for you to be established in your gender identity prior to application. New Family Social is the leading organisation for LGBT+ adopters and foster carers, and their website has extensive information to support your adoption journey.