In recent years there have been fewer babies available for adoption. As the welfare state has developed there are now many more supports available for single parents. At the same time it has become more socially acceptable for young women particularly to care for their child as a single mother. As a result more children have had the opportunity to remain with their family of origin. However St Margaret’s does continue to place a very small number of babies each year. If you are interested in adopting a baby you should contact us to enquire about becoming an adoptive parent.