Fostering for adoption

​Fostering for adoption is when a child is placed with adopters who are temporarily approved as the child’s foster carers whilst the court process is still going on.

The child will be adopted by you as the foster for adopt carer if:

  • the court agrees that adoption is the plan for the child; and
  • we approve the match between you and the child.

What are the advantages of fostering for adoption?

  • By being placed with carers who may become their adopters, the child is given the chance of a permanent home at a much earlier stage than having to wait for the court hearings to be concluded
  • It avoids the trauma for the child of living in several foster homes and having to say goodbye to lots of temporary parents
  • It allows the early months and years of a child’s life to be what they most need

Is fostering for adoption right for me?

There will be a number of things that you will need to think about:

  • Are you ready to be a part of a process where the outcome is hoped to be adoption but not confirmed by the courts?
  • Would you be able to take on the emotional uncertainty?

How do I find out more?

Register interest

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