Why foster with us?

Children need foster care for many different reasons. It can be because of illness in their family, relationship problems at home, a family breakdown, or perhaps a situation where their welfare is threatened.

Children in foster care can be any age and from any background. Find out more about types of fostering and where we need foster carers across Kent.

Why is being a foster carer so good?

Fostering is different to adoption

Foster care is the highest standard of care for children until they can return to their own family, move onto an alternative permanent family or grow in to adulthood and independence.

Adoption provides a new family for children who can no longer live with their own family. An adoption order transfers the child's legal relationship from their birth family to the new adoptive family. For more information about adoption, visit the Kent Adoption website.

If you think fostering could be for you, find out more about who we are looking for.

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