I bought two pieces of land. One from Morthal, and one from Falkreath. Morthal was the first plot of land I purchased. I only finished half of it. I bought the plot of land in falkreath because I liked the nature better. I finished the house completely in Falkreath. Every time I try to adopt a child off the streets it keeps saying "I have a place but no room for you" Even though I have the bedrooms in my Falkreath house. Why can I not adopt a child and have him/her live at my house in Falkreath?

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    @Michel About your removal of the [skyrim] tag: I believe Skyrim DLC questions should be (and are usually) tagged with both [skyrim] and the DLC tag. For example, see this search query. This makes it easy for followers of the [skyrim] tag to track all questions related to Skyrim, including the DLCs. Commented Mar 14, 2013 at 2:39
  • i have also that problem .. i don't know what to do.. Can somebody help me?
    – user52629
    Commented Jul 26, 2013 at 13:45

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Make sure you have a childrens' bedroom built to be able to adopt children. And also have a child's bed and chests otherwise your dialogue selection will say you don't have room for them right now.

  • Can you make a more elaborated answer?
    – Michel
    Commented Mar 13, 2013 at 19:00
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    @Michel this answer seems pretty straight forward to me, not much else to elaborate.
    – l I
    Commented Mar 13, 2013 at 22:29
  • @spartacus it IS too much straight forward. This is way I asked if there were any extra information that could be added. This is a correct and good answer, I just asked with the idea to improve even more.
    – Michel
    Commented Mar 13, 2013 at 22:32
  • He said he completely finished the house.
    – Jim Jones
    Commented Nov 11, 2015 at 23:53

In order to adopt children you need to put in two childs beds AND the childs chests. You have to have the chests too otherwise it won't work :) That's what happened to me, if that didn't work then I literally have no idea, try and adopt homeless children (like in whiterun or windhelm) instead of the orphanage.


All you have to do is have the chests & the beds. Single beds work as well if you don't have the Bedrooms addition to your house. Just make sure your children have either the child beds + the chests or single beds if you have no Bedrooms addition. I freaked out too when I couldn't adopt a child. Time passed and my husband and I lived in a half decorated house. I asked my house steward to finish decorating the house. After the rest of the furniture came that I was too lazy to get the materials for, I talked to an orphan in the street of Whiterun. I decided to see if now, since the house was finished if I could adopt her. So, I looked, and it was an option. Simple as that. ♥

  • This doesn't seem to add much to the previous answers, it might be better shortened and left as a comment once you earn that privilege.
    – Sconibulus
    Commented Jun 28, 2013 at 13:41

You must have a child's bedroom before you can adopt the little kids. You will become a parent and get and achievement called Proud Parent. Which gives you a 10 gamerscore.


Doesn't matter what house you have, whether it's premade or purchased. You must however have two beds and two chests. It doesn't matter which one you buy first.


It could be a glitch in your game, but I can assure you its most likely because you don't meet the requirements... meaning you don't have two beds and two chests in a children's room. Sometimes, like in my game, I had a glitch where it wouldn't let me adopt a child until I had a wardrobe as well as the beds and chests. Also, I recommend trying to adopt children from the street, and then try the orphanage. I had a problem quite like yours, and I solved it by doing this: ask homeless kid that wanders the streets, then an orphan kid, and then a homeless kid again. At the second homeless kid try, I was able to ask the kid to come live with me and was able to have the child as my own. ...I hope this does help, friend, and may you be successful in getting your child. <3

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