Children, family and education

Adopting and fostering

Adoption

If you're interested in adopting, from toddlers and young school-age children to siblings that need to stay together, there is advice and support available at the North Yorkshire County Council website

Fostering

If you're interested in providing vulnerable local children with a safe and caring place to live, on a short term or longer term basis, there is information and guidance available at the North Yorkshire County Council website

Registration of responsibilities

Parental responsibility (other than birth) is most commonly acquired by the partner of an unmarried mother or part of the adoption process, and is done through the British Association for Adopting and Fostering (BAAF).