Children who are adopted will have spent time living with foster families whilst their local authority worked with the children’s birth family, extended birth family members, social workers, professionals and the court system to ensure that a plan for adoption is absolutely the right decision for the child.
Foster to Adopt is a child centred approach; ensuring children don’t have to experience a number of moves between carers prior to joining their permanent family. Foster to Adopt places a child, during the period of temporary local authority care, with foster carers who are also approved as adopters. If the court agrees that the child should be adopted and the adoption agency approves the ‘match’ between the carers as adopters and the child, the placement becomes an adoption placement.
If you are considering Foster to Adopt please speak with your chosen Local Authority or Voluntary Agency to find out more.