Today's Child

Photograph of Joseph

JOSEPH 3 years

is a delightful, curious, inquisitive little boy. He loves attention, music and has a beautiful smile. Joseph has Down’s syndrome and is making excellent developmental progress with support from Portage. He explores his environment by crawling around and has a range of facial expressions to communicate his feelings and needs. Joseph is thriving and his foster carers describe him as a pleasure to have. Needing: adoption

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Welcome to Be My Parent

We are a family-finding service for children in the UK who need an adoptive or permanent foster family (also in the UK) run by the British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF), with a monthly newspaper and website.

number of children placed To use our website to search for children needing adopting or permanent (long-term) fostering, and to make enquiries, families must subscribe to Be My Parent first. Agencies wanting to use the service need to contact us to get set up.

Agencies can also use the online system to refer children to the website and/or the newspaper.

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