This Forum has been archived

Visit the new Forums
Forums > Skyrim > Skyrim: Hearthfire Adoption Bug?

So I downloaded Hearthfire yesterday, and everything seemed to be fine until I tried to adopt a kid. So, I didn't notice until now, but I did not get any letters from the courier related to this DLC. I just assumed I did, because right after installing Hearthfire, a courier came up to me and handed me a letter, and I thought it must have been the 'you can buy some land' or 'you can adopt a kid' letters, so I didn't bother looking in my inventory, but it turns out it was something else entirely.

Anyway, without any letter, I was still able to become Thane of Falkreath (with some difficulty - I had to use a code to reset my relationship with the Jarl because apparently he was upset with me killing Helvard for the DB quest and wasn't offering the Thane position even though I was qualified, and after doing that the option appeared when I spoke to him) and buy the plot from Nenya. I went to my home and built everything, hired Rayya, completed all the wings, furnished everything and it looks damn good, but when I went to Honorhall, I couldn't find Constance Michel anywhere - the four kids were there, but when I talk to them, it just gives me the option to say "I have a house, but no room for you".

So, I have a house, two actually, despite the fact I never got the misc. quest to speak to the Jarl, level 50, no Hearthfire letters from courier. What should I do? Even when I try to adopt a kid off the streets, I'm still only getting 'no room for you' option. - Karen (talk) * (profile) 00:38, December 10, 2012 (UTC)

You're 100% every piece of furniture is built in your home? Even the dresser between the twin beds? Not sure what to make of this if that is not the problem. Perhaps you can test it out on another house temporarily (make a backup save), for example, in Breezehome, swap out your Alchemy Lab for a Child's room, then go back to the orphanage and see if that fixes the problem? —TombRaiser SPEAK! 18:47, December 9, 2012 (UTC)
Woops, didn't sign the last post. Now the time is off. Anyway, yeah, I just went down the list and got everything for every room, minus the slaughterfishes nailed to the walls and all that, since I'm going to want it furnished whether or not children live there, but they just won't move in.
I already own Breezehome, so I gave that a shot, and it worked! Thanks, TomRaiser. Hopefully they will move to the big house. Constance is still missing, but I guess it's not necessary to speak to her to get a kid to follow you home. - Karen (talk) * (profile) 00:38, December 10, 2012 (UTC)
Good to know the Breezehome suggestion worked. Hope that you are able to move the children into your big home soon. —TombRaiser SPEAK! 01:12, December 10, 2012 (UTC)