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 […]

The waiting game…

14th February 2013 Rebecca Atkinson 0

Fiona is mum to three adopted children and a respite foster carer with over ten years experience of fostering and adoption. She has first-hand experience of the joys and challenges of parenting and of trying […]

Find an agency

27th March 2012 Rebecca Atkinson 0

Finding and contacting an adoption or fostering agency. Before choosing an adoption or fostering agency, you will need to understand what types of agency are available, and which one will best suit your family. You […]

Always part of the family

5th May 2010 Rebecca Atkinson 3

“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 […]