Apply for an adoption order: Form A58

Use this form to apply to adopt a child who lives in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.


Application for an adoption order: Form A58

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Find out more about adopting a child.

To apply for a Convention adoption order (where the child and the adopters are habitually resident in different countries, both of which are contracting States to the 1993 Hague Convention), use Form A59.

To apply to adopt a child who’s been brought to the UK for adoption from a country that is not a contracting State to the 1993 Hague Convention, use Form A60.

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Published 1 July 2017
Last updated 1 July 2022 + show all updates
  1. Uploaded new Welsh language version of A58.

  2. Added a Welsh page and Welsh version of the HTML

  3. The eligibility criteria for applying at note 13 has been amended in the English and Welsh A58 notes documents.

  4. Statement of truth amended on the form.

  5. First published.