Adoption is a way of providing a new family for a child when it has not been possible to be brought up by their birth family. Adopting a child is mutually rewarding and great fun, as well as being hard work and a big responsibility.
Fostering is about looking after children when they are not able to live at home for a variety of reasons. Some children may only need to be fostered for a weekend and others may need to be looked after until they are adult.
How to get further information, which children need adopting, who can adopt, where to find advice and support, finding your birth family, what help is available and other organisations.
What fostering is, who can foster, who is fostered, who are your foster carers, what support, training and payments will you receive, types of fostering, coming to events, how to become a foster carer and where to go for further information.
Information on who is eligible, changing circumstances, payment periods, when you will receive your allowance, travel reimbursement enquiries, and other allowance issues.
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