Can I adopt if I live in rented accommodation? Yes you can adopt if you live in rented accommodation. A loving and stable home is essential particularly 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 need stability and routine. Constantly moving house would mean that it would be a lot more difficult to provide this stability and routine. The team at ARC Adoption North East are 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.