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Fostering: what it is and what it means

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What is fostering? How is it different from adoption? How do children come to be fostered? How will the right family be found? These and other questions on fostering and what it means are covered in this booklet for children and young people who are being, or who are about to be, fostered.

Colourful, vividly illustrated and presented in accessible and jargon-free language, this booklet provides an easily understandable introduction to the subject.

This short, colourful booklet is part of CoramBAAF’s series of publications for children and young people, which aim to explain concepts in adoption and fostering that they may find difficult to understand.

Who is this book for?

Children and young people who are being, or who are about to be, fostered.

What you will find in this book

Short, vividly illustrated and presented in accessible and jargon-free language, this booklet explains the concepts in simple terms. Short quizzes and quotes from children provide added interest. The booklet also includes useful addresses, and blank pages for agencies to add their own local information.

Author

Shaila Shah is CoramBAAF’s Managing Director and has worked in the field of child care publishing for many years.

A 10% bulk order discount will be applied at the checkout for orders of 10 copies or more on this title.

Reviews

This short guide is aimed at children and young people both before fostering and afterwards. It explains fostering in a colourful and accessible way. Both this and a companion guide, What Happens in Court? are well-presented and non-patronising.

Care and Health Magazine

A clear explanation of fostering, what it is, how children come to be fostered, what foster carers do, etc. Children’s questions are answered. Some technical terms are explained, but the explanations are kept simple. The role of the social worker is described, and information is given as to what to do if problems arise. A list of organisations at the end provide help and advice. Colour photographs and poetry written by children make the booklet appealing. This is a good basic introduction to fostering, aimed directly at children experiencing it.

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