What sort of children need to be adopted? This is one of the most common questions, and probably the hardest to answer. The children are from very different backgrounds: Almost every child in care today will have been removed from their parents as opposed to being relinquished. Most children who are adopted are between aged one and four, BUT there are still many older children and brothers and sisters who need a good permanent home. Children in care are from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, as long as you are able to meet the child’s needs you can adopt children of any ethnicity. Adopted children may have a variety of behavioural & emotional issues due to their early experiences, which may include some degree of attachment difficulties.