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What we do

Be My Parent helps children find new adoptive or permanent foster families.

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About the Be My Parent service
Get information and advice about adoption and fostering
Get an info pack

About the Be My Parent service

Be My Parent profiles children of all ages and backgrounds who need new adoptive or permanent foster families in the UK.

The children are referred by the UK local authority caring for them, usually because they have been unable to find a local family, or it may not be suitable to place them in their area.

Be My Parent is a service for:

  • child placement agencies in the UK
  • all UK families who are interested in adoption or permanent fostering, including those making initial enquiries about the process, those waiting to be approved, and those already approved.

Our service consists of:

  • a monthly newspaper, and
  • an online service.

Families can subscribe to the newspaper on its own, the online service only, or both.

Newspaper

Read about the Be My Parent newspaper

Online service

The online service features children's profiles in a secure login area.

Families can browse children’s profiles and make enquiries online.

Agencies can browse children's profiles and make enquiries, and refer children via the online system.

Web referrals can go 'live' sooner than in the newspaper as there are no print deadlines. Profiles can also be longer, with extra photos and a video clip.

Subscription costs

Families and non-BAAF member agencies pay a fee to subscribe to Be My Parent. Agencies who are BAAF members can access the service for free.

View subscription costs and subscribe today
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Be My Parent statistics

Between April 2013 and March 2014, at least 160 children were placed with adoptive or permanent foster families through Be My Parent. More information on placement statistics

Get information and advice about adoption and fostering

Be My Parent is part of BAAF (the British Association for Adoption and Fostering). BAAF give information and advice about adoption and fostering to adoption and fostering agencies, other professionals, prospective families and the public. Contact the BAAF office in your country or region for info and advice by telephone, email or post.

If your query relates specifically to Be My Parent, please contact us instead.

Get an info pack

A Be My Parent information pack © BAAF
Download the information pack on adoption and permanent fostering.

If you would like an information pack and an introductory copy of the Be My Parent newspaper in the post, at a cost of £7.50, you can register with us and then once logged in, purchase a pack. You can also call us to purchase a pack.

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Last updated: 09 February 15

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