Can I adopt if I live in rented accommodation? A loving and stable home is essential for adopted children, but you don't have to own your own home, you can live in rented accommodation. A possible concern would be if potential adopters live in rented accommodation because they move around a lot. Children, especially adopted children, need stability and routine, and it would be difficult to provide this if your lifestyle, work or future plans meant moving house regularly. Our team would be happy to talk to you and offer further guidance around this. If you would like to know more about adoption and starting the adoption process with ARC Adoption North East and the support available, please contact us.