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If you’re a current foster carer, or even just thinking about fostering at this stage, it’s important to note that there is a big difference between foster care and adoption. So, can you adopt your foster child? Find out everything you need to know about adopting from foster care - including how to adopt from the foster care system, information about the adoption allowance and Fostering for Adoption. Looking to adopt your foster child? Although they may already be an integral part of your family, adopting your foster child isn’t always as easy as you’d imagine. To be eligible to...

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There are numerous reasons why children can be taken into care. This could stem from physical or emotional abuse, neglect or even abandonment. Find out the main reasons for foster care, and what happens when a child is taken into care now. Physical abuse – this is one of the most common reasons for a child to be taken into care. Usually, this is discovered when bruising is evident on the child, or there is evidence to suggest that the child is being restrained in a violent or dangerous way such as being locked in a closet, or generally...

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If you’re interested in fostering, or you simply want to learn more about it, it’s important to understand the foster care requirements that are in place. There are specific fostering criteria that need to be met in order to be able to foster – from age and health, to needing a spare bedroom in your home. Learn everything you need to know about foster carer requirements now. The pool of foster carers, just like the pool of children needing to be fostered, is diverse. There is a plethora of young people and children who are waiting for a foster home...

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