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About fostering

Information on fostering for families

Fostering is the chance to make an important difference to a child’s life. All types of families from all kinds of backgrounds can foster a child or group of children. For more information on fostering, read on:

Fostering - the basics

Where to begin

Assessment and approval

Legal and financial matters

Becoming a foster parent

There are several types of fostering and Be My Parent profiles children who need permanent or long-term fostering. You can look at some of the children's profiles without having to subscribe. To read more, search all the children and make enquiries, you will need to register your details and go on to subscribe.

If you are still looking for information on fostering, you may want to:

Last updated: 23 October 14

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