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A Skyrim Children Overhaul Mod

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This is a comprehensive, standalone children overhaul mod. I'm guessing from how the kids were implemented in Skyrim that Bethesda either 1) did NOT want to include children and were forced into it by popular demand, or 2) they just hate kids. As evidence, take a look at the meshes. They are built in the identical fashion as the monsters and beasts in the game. Small wonder they look like clones - they ARE clones. The goal for this mod was to make children that look like they would belong in a modern DX11 or 12 game, by pushing the boundaries within this old game engine.


Standalone children replacer mod - all children and clothing replaced, nothing else needed
Custom Racemenu face sculpts (sculpting tools were used, these are not from moving a few sliders around)
Custom (nevernude) doll-style body meshes and textures
Custom clothing reflecting the status of the children (Common x 5, Fine, Blacksmith, Merchant, Miner, Skaal)
USLEEP fixes incorporated
Fixes errors in base children NPC records
No potatoes
Form 44 esp, cleaned with SSEEdit, no ITMs, errors or base form deletes of any kind.

The Mod comes in three four flavors:


Default children and clothes replacer ONLY


The battles in Skyrim have caused plenty of suffering, and was particularly hard on the children. The orphanage in Riften is overflowing. But the citizens of Skyrim have opened up their homes to orphaned children until they can find a permanent adopted home. Will you be a kind and loving adopted parent, or will you be an evil Count Olaf, after them for their (in some cases substantial) inheritance?

- Includes everything in Episode One
- Adds over 20 new children for you to discover in Skyrim
- New children have distinct daily routines through multiple ai packages per child
- New children races added (Boy/Girl - Dark Elf, High Elf, Wood Elf, Snow Elf, Orc, Khajiit, Argonian)
- Additional funny "Easter egg" children hidden away (it wouldn't be a TTR mod without them, would it?)
- Children are integrated into the game in various locations where it makes sense
- Additional new clothing and armor that reflects the status and location of the children
- Stylishly dressed new girl vendor in Solitude that sells exclusively children items


Includes all of the above Episodes. Ever notice how there are all these factions that have no method of reproducing themselves? They just spawn in replacements endlessly. Now you will see the missing bad kids of Skyrim - Forsworn, Bandits, Vampires, Witches, and Warlocks, with new armors and clothes. And they hate you, just like their parents. This game is all about difficult moral choices, now you have a new one to deal with.

Also features new non-hostile wild encounters, runaway kids that are hunters and traders. The displaced farm family after a dragon attack has a child to worry about now.

Note: for those squeamish about child mortality in this version, it's optional, the default download (The Kids ARE Alright) makes ALL children immortal. Plus the bad kids are set to respawn.


What This Update Does:

Adds FULLY voiced child follower dialogue.  Once adopted, your children have a new dialogue choice added - Follow Me, I Need Your Help. Note - to have kids that will fight for and with you, you need to uncheck the "child" flag in their race record. All child follower mods, and any of the killable/immersive kids mods do this for you. But then you get some game issues that are well documented elsewhere. So to deal with those issues I've done the following:

  • Remove the race to scale keyword, so no more stretching and shrinking NPCs
  • Children will now use Hearthfires idles and sit in furniture correctly WITHOUT the child flag being set
  • Adds a new keyword specific to the new and existing child races

Adds new Hearthfires giftable clothing, and the adopted kids will automatically wear what you give them. The clothing is available in Solitude, from either Radiant Rainment or from Lillian, the girl at the Solitude market stalls. Child clothing is under miscellaneous items with vendors, not apparel.

Adds most of the game armors sized for children. Available from a new child vendor that lives at Warmaidens (select child armors like any other armor). When your kid is in follower mode, they will auto equip the best armor you give them, like any other follower. When you dismiss them, they will usually change back to their clothes when you leave the cell you dismissed them at.


The follower ability gets added when you get force greeted by your child AFTER adoption. If you run around and adopt a bunch of kids without meeting them at home individually FIRST, the Hearthfires scripting can get out of sync and you might not get the dialogue on one or more of the children, and thus they won't follow you. Can't be fixed, go back to an earlier save or use console commands.

The Hearthfires scripting is glitchy in the base game, and occasionally a kid will get stuck at the location you adopted them at and won't immediately go to the new home. If they don't show up, go back to where you left them and talk to them again. They then will go to their new home.


Hearthfire Multiple Adoption needs a patch. Look in the optional files section.
Any mod that modifies RelationshipAdoption_FGInitialTopic or the script byohrelationshipadoptionchildscript.pex will also need a patch
Compatible with USSEP


I highly recommend using NMM. This mod should be last in you load order, or you risk getting dark heads. There are any number of mods out there that will overwrite the children and cause issues. There are also some mods that alter the children clothing like I do, try moving load order.

Note: I like clean mods. Everything is packed in a compressed archive. If you install other mods that have the default children extracted as loose files you will have issues, including CTD. I supply as an option the loose facegen files if you need a solution for this.

DO NOT OPEN THIS MOD IN THE CREATION KIT UNLESS YOU ARE AN EXPERIENCED MODDER. The 64 bit CK automatically generates new facegen files when you do this and you WILL have issues. If you need to make changes use THIS


Skyrim Special Edition


RaceMenu by Expired
Dimonized UNP Body by dimon99
Fair Skin Complexion by HHaleyy
Adorable Face by lumina
The Eyes Of Beauty by Gabriel Mailhot as LogRaam
BodySlide and Outfit Studio by Ousnius and Caliente
Brows by Hvergelmir
ApachiiSkyHair by Apachii
KS Hairdos Renewal by Kalilies Stealthic and Shockero
Pretty Khajiit by tktk
Feminine Argonian Textures (Chameleon and Lizard) by MONSTERraider
Khajiit leopard body texture for UNP BASE body by Nerevar22g
Warpaint Makeup for Human Females Vanilla Replacer by The Ex Maverik
Wizard Hats by sirwho
Dragons Crown Sorceress Outfit for UNP by Backsteppo
Jarek - The Custom Voiced Skeleton Necromancer Follower by iMACobra
Dovahkinder Collection - Additional Children Clothes by jackknifelee
Dovahkinder Complete Mod by clarota
Universal Race Scale Remover by Abbalovesyou

Modified externally sourced clothing and armor from - Kanrax2/Halo, Daywalker, en_hawk (Skykids), COTS, Pretty Witches. Additional hair from HS hair, Oblivion Hair Pack and SGHair 268. Black cat model and texture by Hissa. Thanks and a tip of the helmet to ALL.

This mod has a lot of moving parts. If I missed anyone I sincerely apologize, please let me know so I can correct the credits.


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You may not upload this mod anywhere else without my permission. The only exceptions are language translations, which may be uploaded anywhere, as long as you credit me and link to this page. You do NOT need to ask me to upload language translations. You can use any of my provided facegens to make and upload patches, you don't need to ask.

May NOT be uploaded to BethNet, Steam, or anywhere with a paywall. Don't bother asking, the answer is NO.