What is the difference between fostering and adoption?

Adoption is the legal and permanent transfer of parental responsibility for a child, from birth parents to the adoptive parents. Foster carers do not acquire legal parental responsibility and will work alongside other professionals-and in some cases the birth family-to care for the child. In some cases the Local Authority shares parental responsibility for children, so you may be carrying out duties on our behalf. If you’d like to explore adoption alongside fostering, please call the adoption team on 01275 888 236.


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