Adoption and fostering

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Adoption and fostering

You can make a positive difference to a child's life

Adopt South: Finding forever families

What is adoption?

Some children sadly cannot grow up being looked after by their birth parents. Adoption provides a child or children a permanent loving and caring family life with a non-birth parent (or parents) with full legal parental responsibility.

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Fostering Hampshire Children

What is fostering?

Fostering is when a child or young person is cared for by someone who is not their parent or guardian. It provides them with a temporary place to stay. They eventually return home or go to live with family members.

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