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Adoption, fostering and private fostering

Adoption, fostering and private fostering

How to adopt or foster in Bristol and support for children who are adopted or living in foster care.

Fostering is when you look after a child temporarily when they can’t stay with their own family. As a foster carer, you share responsibility for the child with the parents and the council.

Visit our Fostering website

Adoption is when you give a child a permanent home when they can’t be brought up by their birth family.  If you adopt a child, you take on all parental responsibility and the child becomes a full member of your family.