Adoption and fostering
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Information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about parental responsibility. Further information about adoption support services for adopted people, birth parents and adoptive families can be found on the Adoption web page
Download a copy of Parental Responsibility leaflet 458kb (September 2008)
If you wish to adopt your partner’s child/children from a previous marriage or relationship so that you become the legal parent of the child/children and share parental responsibility for them, this describes adoption by a step-parent.
Download a copy of Step parent adoption leaflet 106kb (December 2007)
A guide on fostercare. Further information about fostering can be found on the Fostering web page
Download a copy of people like you fostercare leaflet (September 2009)
Download a copy of people like you fostercare poster (September 2009)
Fostering in Hampshire
A guide to fostercare in Hampshire.
Download a copy of the Fostering Information Pack
Statement of Purpose
This document outlines the services carried out by Hampshire's Fostering team.
Download a copy of the Statement of Purpose
Being in fostercare
A guide to being in fostercare aimed at children and young people. Further information about fostering can be found on the Fostering web page
Younger children version
Download a copy of Being in fostercare - a guide for younger children 268kb
Older children version
Download a copy of Being in fostercare - a guide for older children 393kb
This publication explains: fostering allowances; skills levels and skills fees; insurance; tax; social security benefits; and pensions.
Download a copy of Fostering finances 265kb