Fostering for Wolverhampton means that you are helping local children and your community by keeping children local, close to their family, schools and friends. Anyone can be a foster carer, we welcome all backgrounds. Foster carers can be sole carers, married or in a relationship, working or not working - and they won't be on their own as help and support is available 24 hours a day. To find out more please visit our Fostering in Wolverhampton website.
Adoption means taking a child into your home permanently and legally as part of your family.
Fostering usually means offering a temporary home to children until they either return to the family home or move on to live with a relative, adopter or long term foster carer.
There are many similarities between adoption and long term fostering. In both cases, you will look after a child as if he or she is your own son or daughter.
The differences are mainly to do with the legal status of the child.
Do you know a child being looked after by someone who is not a close relative?
To find out more please visit our Fostering in Wolverhampton website.