Fostering for Adoption

What is Fostering for Adoption?

Fostering for adoption is the term used when you are approved as both foster parents and adoptive parents. This is used for a baby or young child, where there is a likely plan for future adoption. However there is a small chance of the child going back to their birth family. The court proceedings determine the best outcome for the child.

This system was designed to avoid children having to move between multiple carers, with a goal in mind to become part of a permanent adoptive family as soon as possible. The reasons for this process are usually due to a series of factors. For example, it may be the case that the child has been removed from their birth family and although it has not yet been confirmed whether they will be adopted, it is unlikely that the child can go back to their birth family.

It is important to understand that in these cases, adopters will also be approved as foster carers and there is uncertainty about the future of the placement. As with adoption, there are positives and negatives to fostering for adoption so please read this leaflet to find out if this could suit you.

To discover more about fostering for adoption in Nottingham or Leicestershire in the UK, call us on 0115 9558811 to speak to a social worker about fostering for adoption.


Fostering for adoption usually involves the following circumstances:

As with adoption, there are pros and cons to this option so please read this leaflet to find out if this could work for you.

If you would like to find out more about fostering for adoption, call us on 0115 9558811 and speak to a social worker about fostering to adopt.

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