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Plymouth Adoption Team
Services for Children and Young People
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
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01752 306800
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  • Monday to Thursday
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    Phone 0800 085 8034


Adoption and fostering

Adoption and fostering

Can you change a child's future?

Through adoption and fostering, almost anyone can make a real difference to a vulnerable child's life- whatever their lifestyle, background or experience.

Adoption is about giving a lifelong home to a child so that they become a full member of your family.

Fostering is about offering love, support and a secure home to children who, through no fault of their own, cannot live with their own families.

We provide a wide range of adoption and fostering services. This means that almost anyone can find a way of caring for children that suits them. However, there is an urgent need for more adoptive parents and foster carers and we urge anyone who thinks they could help to contact us and find out more.

Whether you choose to adopt or foster, please visit our dedicated Foster for Plymouth and Adopt for Plymouth websites for loads more information.