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Includes information on the regulations surrounding people who take children into their own homes and bring them up as if they were their own children but under the supervision of a local authority social worker.

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Fostering a child in your own home, through social services.

2 Fostering basics

Explains what fostering is and why children need to be fostered. Also explains who gives foster carers help and support.
Provided by Fostering Information Line
3 Fostering

Information about fostering through the local authority or through an independent fostering agency that works with the local authority. Explains about the different types of fostering, what foster carers do, and what are they paid.
Provided by BAAF Adoption & Fostering
1 Fostering

A number of local authorities employ lesbian and gay foster parents and it is often easier for a lesbian or gay man to be approved as a foster parent than as a prospective adopter.
Provided by Stonewall

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