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Find out about fostering at Churchdown event

By The Citizen  |  Posted: January 15, 2014

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Fostering and adoption advice will be offered up to potential new parents at an information session in Churchdown this month.

Gloucestershire County Council is hosting the stand at Tesco on Saturday, January 25 from 10am-4pm.

People interested in becoming foster parents are invited to come along and have a chat with members of the team to find out how they can get involved.

The county council accepts applications to foster and adopt from all sectors of society. All children are different, and to meet their needs the county council is looking for a wide variety of people.

It wants to hear from people looking to foster and adopt children of all ages, including babies and toddlers.

There is also a real need for people to foster teenagers and also adopt and foster children with disabilities and groups of brothers and sisters.

There is no upper age limit to foster or adopt and people can come from all walks of life.

The council aims to approve adopters within six months from their registration of interest. On average foster carers are approved within five months of accepting their application to foster.

Those interested in fostering or adoption must have a spare room available.

For further information about fostering with the county council go to www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/fostering or call 01242 532654.

For adoption go to www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/adoption or call 01452 427753.

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