Fostering and Adoption

Welcome to Suffolk's Fostering and Adoption Services where you can find eveything you need to know about fostering or adopting a Suffolk child.

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Over 700 children are in care in Suffolk, with 400 over the age of 10.

These children are unable to live with their birth parents for a variety of reasons which include neglect, abuse or more simply due to a parent’s ill health. If you're looking for a new challenge, have patience, compassion and have a spare room, you could provide a child with the secure home life they need to thrive and achieve.

 

Considering fostering or adopting?

These pages are for people considering fostering and adoption. They provide video case studies of foster carers and adopters, along with information from members of the fostering and adoption team about caring for Suffolk’s looked after children and the support they can provide you with throughout the process.
Click here to visit our Dreams website for fostering or adopting.

 

Existing foster carers and adopters

These pages are for existing foster carers and adopters. They provide information, guidance, news and access to direct support for those already caring. Click here to visit our Dreams website for existing foster carers or adopters.

Arrange to be contacted

Contact us on 01473 264800 to speak to a member of the team or email fosteroradopt@suffolk.gov.uk