Freedom of information response

Criteria for Adoption

Publication date: 
Monday 30 March 2020
Request: 

1. What weight or BMI criteria does the council have for prospective adoptive parents?
2. What weight or BMI would preclude a prospective parent from adoption under the council’s criteria?
3. How many families (defined as a single adoptive parent or an adoptive couple) did the council reject for adoption because they failed to meet its weight or BMI criteria in 2019?
4. How many families (defined as a single adoptive parent or an adoptive couple) did the council reject for adoption because they failed to meet its weight or BMI criteria between 2015 and 2019?

Response: 

1-2. We or any of our partners within Adopt East, do not have a specific BMI criteria for prospective adoptive parents but all prospective adopters will be subject to a health assessment which will determine if there are any health conditions which may preclude them from adopting.

3. As explained above, we do not have a BMI criteria

4. See above.

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Request reference:
FOI 9884