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Adoption and fostering

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    Single parent adoption: Yes it is possible

    Adoption offers the opportunity for children to find new families that can provide the love and stability their birth families are unable or unwilling to give them. Those new families can take many forms and who they are is not as important as their ability to provide a loving home for the child. Can I

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    Could you foster a child?

    Unfortunately in the UK, every year thousands of children are placed into foster care when their parents can no longer look after them. It may because they have been abused or neglected, their parents are finding it extremely difficult to care for them at that precise time or they may feel they cannot continue to

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    Fostering as a Career Choice?

    Fostering a child isn’t like any other job, it isn’t a 9 to 5, with 25 days paid holiday a year that you can book on a whim, where at the end of the day you leave the office, turn off your PC and switch off your mobile phone. It takes a special kind of

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    Adoption leave and pay

    My best friend Sally has decided to adopt a five-year-old child. The child, so she tells me, is a bit of a handful to say the least, as she comes from a complicated background. She will have to fit in with the rest of Sally’s young family, and I had to ask the question, how

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    Bonding with your baby

    Bonding with your baby

    Bonding with your baby and attachment have become buzzwords in the language of health visitors, midwives and paediatricians. What these terms are referring to is the non-verbal and emotional relationship between a baby or young child and its main caregiver. This relationship is defined by how the caregiver emotionally responds to the baby’s cues of

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