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What is the difference between fostering and adoption?

When you adopt a child, you become their legal parents; when you foster a child, you’re working with your local authority to take care of them in your home, whether that be short or long term.

Long-term fostering can often provide a permanent home for a child like adoption can, but you would be a carer, not a legal parent.

In some cases, a foster carer may go on to adopt a looked after child but this is not the norm.

Learn more about the different types of fostering at Fostering Rotherham.

Learn more about fostering in Rotherham

If you have any questions about fostering in Rotherham, book a call back with a member of our experienced team at a time that suits you. All our call backs are confidential.


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