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What is foster to adopt?

Fostering to adopt is a scheme whereby an individual or couple is approved both as a foster carer and an adopter.

A foster to adopt placement, can mean a child who comes into care, can be placed with a family who have already made a lifelong commitment to care for a child

There are downsides, for instance a family might foster a child who eventually returns to it’s birth family. This can be in the best interests for the child, but be traumatic for the potential adoptive family.

Fostering Questions

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Birth Children

Can you foster if you haven’t had your own birth children?

Past Criminal Convictions?

We all have a past, but having a criminal conviction in your history might not stop you fostering


What kind of jobs, if any, allow you to foster alongside?

Do you have pets?

Find out how fostering and pets can work.


How long does the fostering assessment take?

Who needs fostering?

What kind of children need foster homes?

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