Adoption and fostering
Sometimes, children can't live with their biological family and won't be able to go back to them in the future. In these cases, adoption can be the best solution.
Adoption is a legal process where a court transfers the responsibility of taking care of a child from their birth parents to their adoptive parents. This responsibility includes legal rights and duties, as well as the power to make decisions for the child and their belongings.
Fostering involves providing care to a child as a member of your household, in your own residence. This could range from a one-night stay to multiple years, even until the child becomes an adult.
The duration of the child's stay is determined by their requirements and the kind of fostering that you choose to participate in. You can be a short-term or long-term foster carer, or offer emergency and respite care.
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We have a number of organisations on our directory available to support you if you are considering adoption or fostering a child.