Since not much information is available now, let's join forces and try to put together a list of all adoptable kids and followers that can be turned into stewards. I think many will find such a list helpful, at least until the information is available on uesp and wikia. =)
Here's a list I found: Alesan - Dawnstar Blaise - Katla's Farm Francois Beaufort (boy) - Honorhall Orphanage Hroar (boy) - Honorhall Orphanage Lucia (girl) - Whiterun Runa Fairshield (girl) - Honorhall Orphanage Samuel (boy) - Honorhall Orphanage Sofie (girl) - Windhelm Britte - Rorikstead - IF Lemkil is dead. Gralnach - Heartwood Mill - IF Grosta is dead. Earlier quest to find dead father may also be necessary. Sissel - Rorikstead - IF Lemkil is dead. Skuli - Old Hroldan - IF Eydis is dead. Svari - Solitude - IF Addvar and Greta are dead. Dorthe - Riverwood - IF Sigrid and Alvor are dead.
To add to the lists, simply post the name of the child/follower you've found to be adoptable/stewardable. Even if the name is included in the above lists, feel free to confirm it. No one's really sure how credible these lists are. Also feel free to provide any additional information you want (any conditions? gender? race? possible glitches? etc etc).
I've only tested Lucia and Lydia so far, but yeah, they are confirmed.
0_o How many children can you adopt? By this I mean how many children can you have adopted at once? I also love how the three houses are in areas without a buyable house at first, but still no winterhold :(
Hey, so you can adopt at most two children in total. Also, there is an updated and much expanded list of adoptable children in post #72 (page 2 if you use display-50) that you should check out for more reliable and fully tested information.
Would've been nice if they added Winterhold too, but I guess you can think of the Arch-Mage's Quarter as your base there.
I guess he's not an orphan per se, since the game considers his grandfather as his new parent . If Froki should get killed, though, I wonder if he'll find his way to Honorhall Orphanage ?
Sadly he won't (post #72 has the full list of adoptable kids), he just kind of stays in that shack saying the same stuff and remains unadoptable even if Froki is killed.
That's the full list? I thought that was just what had been discovered so far
Pretty much. There aren't that many children in the game anyway. I've tested each and every one except for those that have parents who are essential NPCs (and thus can't ever get orphaned and adopted) and those who belong to clans (like Lars Battle-Born, not sure who need to die here).
The stewards list, however, is still very much a work-in-progress. There are a lot more followers than children and usually quests have to be done to actually get them to be a follower in the first place, making this a much harder problem.
Wait wait... I thought someone said that marcurio was bugged.. and that even after accepting the steward job that he'd still go back to Riften or something
He'll offer to become steward but for me at least he wouldn't bring up a list (such as asking for additions to the house, hiring bards, etc...). He'll revert to his dialogue about offering to become a follower again, and after that just returns to Riften. So technically he's bugged.
And Khar'Jo is not recruitable (tried him last night).
Sequels I hope to see but probably will never be- Alpha Protocol 2, Jade Empire 2, Rumble Roses 3, Star Wars KOTOR 3, Arcanum 2, updated remake of Wizardry 8