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Fostering For Adoption

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Fostering for Adoption provides the opportunity for very young children who are subject to court proceedings to be placed with foster carers who are also approved to adopt.

Here’s how it works...

With Fostering for Adoption individuals and couples are recruited to act as foster carers to children whose circumstances are such that they have a high risk of being unable, safely, to be left in the care of their birth parents. These foster carers are also approved as adopters, and must be willing, in the first instance, to foster a baby/young child and to support the child’s return to the birth parent, with the possibility that – if this is not viable – the fostering arrangement will lead to adoption.

Carers selected for Fostering for Adoption will be trained and receive intensive support during and after the fostering period, regardless of the final outcome.

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Contact details

Adoption and Permanenece Team

Merton Civic Centre

London Road

Morden SM4 5DX

Email adoption@merton.gov.uk

Telephone 020 8545 4688

This page was last updated on Thursday 25 May 2017

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