Adoption and fostering glossary

27th September 2016 Rebecca Atkinson 0

A guide to the adoption and fostering legal, medical and social work terminology used on Be My Parent. Accommodated/Accommodated, S25 (Scotland) Act 1995 When a child is accommodated by the local authority, they provide the […]

A success story

26th January 2014 Rebecca Atkinson 0

Ben, 23, was permanently fostered from a young age, and believes that the experience helped him to become the young man he is today. He explains to Sophie Offord how… I was born in Ethiopia, […]

There’s no need to feel guilty

16th June 2013 Rebecca Atkinson 0

Debbie was in her late thirties, with a birth daughter, Mica, aged ten. She wanted another child and was considering long-term (or permanent) fostering. Debbie attended an open day organised by PACT (an adoption and […]

Always part of the family

5th May 2010 Rebecca Atkinson 0

“We’ve had 28 years of teenagers in the house!” says John with a chuckle. He and his wife Stephanie were rewarded for their work as permanent foster carers to 26 children aged ten or older […]