There are different types of fostering, you may want to try different types of fostering, or specialise in a specific area.
Fostering is looking after a child or young person who can’t live with their own family. All children are unique, so there are lots of different reasons they need to be with foster carers.
Some children may need to be cared for, for only a short time until they can return home, while others will stay with foster carers for longer until they reach independence.
Your love and kindness will make a huge difference to our children and young people. It could be the most rewarding thing you will ever do.
Adoption is the legal process by which a child who cannot be brought up within their birth family become full, permanent and legal members of their new family.
Adoption differs from fostering in that Adopters become the child’s legal parents with the same rights and responsibilities as if the child were born to them.
If you are thinking about adoption, please visit our Adoption in Merseyside website for more information.