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Becoming a foster carer is easier than you might think. It is also more rewarding than you can imagine. If you are new to the idea of fostering, chances are that you are caught up in some of the more common myths about what fostering is and isn’t. You might be eliminating yourself from being a foster parent because you believe that your lifestyle disqualifies you. Capstone is actively seeking LGBT, single AND couples to become carers. This article is a brief but very detailed guide to everything you ever wanted to know about becoming a foster parent. What is a...

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The primary difference between fostering and adoption is that fostering is usually temporary. As a foster parent, you are in the role of a parent but ultimately, the local authority and the child's birth parents have responsibility for the child, though you may share some decision-making capabilities. When you adopt a child on the other hand, you have full parental responsibility and the child is a permanent member of your family. Let’s look at the differences between being assessed and approved as a foster parent and an adoptive parent. Foster parent approval There are five requirements to be approved as a foster...

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When most people think of fostering, they think of a baby being taken into care and needing a warm, loving home. It’s a primal urge to take care of the defenceless infant. It’s worthy of an extended scholarly research study to determine why fostering brings up this image of a baby being rescued at the moment of birth or shortly afterwards. It does happen that newborns and infants are taken into care. This happens in one of three instances, more typically, and these three instances are: A baby is born to a mother whose previous children have been removed from...

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