The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Hearthfire multiple adoptions
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Hearthfire multiple adoptions

Primary download page is on Nexus Mods:

My Dovahkiin may be a master hunter of trolls, a dragon slayer extraordinaire and a bandit basher without equal, but secretly he's a big softy at heart. When travelling Skyrim and hearing the sad stories of all the little urchins, he wanted to just give them all a new home, unfortunately, Skyrim has a strict two child policy. Until now...

This mod allows the adoption of up to 6 children. They are fully integrated in the Hearthfire adoption system and should be able to use the default voices. It should also be fully compatible with mods that add other orphans, such as the very cute Khajiit child Ma'isha.

You can also move your family into custom homes (that have been adapted to house a family).

Optional esp: Adopted children will get a last name: "Dovahkiir", meaning "Dragon Child"/"Child of the Dragon". (Only on the Nexus site)

For a list of custom homes, visit the Nexus site:

To move into a custom home:
- Visit the home and cast the "Bless Home" spell while there.
If the home is blessed, it will become your new custom home.
- Now talk to your spouse or your children and move your family to the new home.
- You can also directly adopt kids to the new home.

It is strongly recommended you start a new game to use this mod. If not, you might be unable to adopt any children, because Skyrim stores the vanilla scripts in your save game if they were already running.

Mod authors, please check the modders guide included with the main mod to find out how to make your creations compatible. It's not that difficult.

English version included
Polish version included / Wbudowana Polska wersja
German version included
French version included
Italian version included
Spanish version included
Portuguese (Br) version included
Russian version included
Chinese version included

Spouses can Live Anywhere: Changes the same scripts
Multiple Marriages: Changes the same scripts (and was never updated to Hearthfire)
HF Marriage Adapter: prevents the Custom home dialogue to work

Q: Can you increase the number of adoptable children to more than 6?
A: I could, but since it's a lot of work, I probably won't. Also, where would they sleep?
You are of course welcome to make the changes. All script sources are included with the mod. Not only is it a lot of work, the pathfinding in Skyrim breaks when too many NPCs are in a confined space. With 6 kids you can already see this happening. If your kids suddenly start standing around in your home instead of playing and going outside, they probably can't find a way to reach their destination anymore. Adding more kids would only make things worse.

Q: Can you make home X compatible with this mod?
A: No, you should ask the author of the home to make the necessary changes. A modder's guide is included in the mod package.
If someone can produce a home in the CK, they should have all the required skills to make the home compatible.

Q: I installed the mod after I had already adopted 2 kids. Will I be able to adopt more without starting a new game?
A: Probably not. It depends on the exact state of your game. You could try the console commands below (but make a save first in case it doesn't work).

Q: My game crashes at the main menu. Help!?!
A: Either you haven't got Hearthfire in your load order or you are using a currently unsupported language. If it's the first go get Hearthfire and make sure it's active. If it's the second, please let me know, so I can add the language in a future update. If you are willing to help with translations, even better.

Q: Can I distribute the kids across multiple houses.
A: No. That is not how the adoption system is set up and would be a massive amount of work to change. Also, families should stick together.

Q: Help!?!? My child is stalking me!
A: You've run into a Hearthfire bug involving custom and/or mod added dogs/pets. Easy to fix:
- Open the console
- Click the kid
- Enter the following 3 commands:
setav variable06 0
setav variable07 0

Popular Discussions View All (2)
Jul 4, 2017 @ 12:08am
Steam homes
Aug 19, 2016 @ 3:43pm
Possable to add more SCK
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TMPhoenix  [author] Jan 5 @ 3:23pm 
@SubatomicSloth: Then I doubt it's actually this mod causing the crashes. The only possible cause of crashes I know about is using an unsupported language with a translated mod, which this is.
SubatomicSloth Jan 3 @ 2:30pm 
TMPhoenix  [author] Jan 3 @ 11:48am 
@SubatmoicSloth: What language are you using for subtitles and audio?
SubatomicSloth Dec 31, 2017 @ 1:56am 
Seems to make my game crash frequently now that it's installed - i can still get passed the main menu since it doesnt crash there
TMPhoenix  [author] Dec 6, 2017 @ 2:05pm 
@S_Gamer04: No. You should be good to go.
S_Gamer04 Dec 6, 2017 @ 1:05pm 
I meant if I start again with the mod already installed and working on my last play through do I need to reinstall it
S_Gamer04 Dec 6, 2017 @ 12:12pm 
This is probably a stupid question but if I already have the mod installed do I have to reinstall it to start again after deleting all in game saves
TMPhoenix  [author] Dec 3, 2017 @ 5:24am 
@S_Gamer04: If you've already adopted 2 kids, you need to start a new character if you wish to adopt more than 2. If you can live with just 2 kids, keep your current character. The custom home support part of the mod will still work on that character. If you haven't adopted 2 kids yet, you don't strictly need to start a new game, as most relevant changes the mod makes will still work and you should be able to adopt more than 2.

@Fellgamer: Sadly, no, this is something that can't easily be fixed, because of the way Bethesda set up the quests managing the adoption system.

@Yukimea: If you've already adopted 2 before installing the mod, you are stuck at 2, hence my recommendation to start a new game.
S_Gamer04 Nov 30, 2017 @ 9:23am 
sorry if this has been asked before, but when you say you need to start again does that mean delete all saves ingame or all saves stored on your computer (ive tried multiple times deleting all ingame saves and the chidren just say i cant wait and dont move)
FO-2189 Nov 27, 2017 @ 3:27pm 
I haven't been able to adopt anymore than the 2 I already have, and I don't wanna start a new game since I just killed Ulfric a few days ago, is there a way you can fix this?