Fostering and Adoption

Find out how to foster or adopt a child with Suffolk Fostering and Adoption, who are part of Suffolk County Council.

We are not currently considering people for adoption.

Please be advised that from 1 October 2022 Suffolk County Council will be closed for adoption recruitment.  We will continue to provide help or advice around adoption and our adoption brochure is available to download from our website which contains useful information.

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To find out if you are eligible for fostering or adopting contact the team below.

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Foster carers provide a safe, stable home and care for a child or young person who can’t live with their own family for various reasons.

The Suffolk fostering team and the adoption team work closely together.

"Fostering is the best thing I've done in my lifetime. Get in touch and give it a go!" - Suffolk Foster Carer

Visit the fostering page


Adoption is a separate process from fostering. Adoption is a process which transfers all legal responsibility for a child to their new parent(s).

"You can't change the world, but you can change the world for one person." - Suffolk Adopter

Visit the adoption page



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At our Recruitment Events (currently held online), our team will be happy to answer any questions you have about fostering or adoption. We currently run these monthly.

We also attend various events around the county where people can come and talk to us and get further information. 

Visit the events page

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Find out what Suffolk Adoption Agency can offer you as a adopter, including support before, during and after the adoption process.


Find out what Suffolk's Fostering Service can offer you as a foster carer, including financial benefits, support and training.

Fostering and Adoption Events

Our team will be happy to answer any questions you have about fostering or adoption. We also normally have a foster carer or adoptive parent available to help.

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