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Foster with us

Fostering means providing temporary care for children who cannot live with their own families, sometimes for weeks, months or for the rest of their childhood. Find out more about children who need foster care and the different types of foster care.
Carers come from all kinds of ethnic, religious, cultural and language backgrounds.
All carers need to be committed to providing high quality care and support to vulnerable children. You'll be helping ensure the child is cared for in a safe, stimulating environment so they can grow and thrive as individuals and as part of a family.
Use our online form to take the first steps in becoming Foster Carer or Adopter.
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Adopt with us

Adopting with Dumfries and Galloway Council means providing a family for life for a child or children who can never live with their birth families.
Adopting with Dumfries and Galloway Council means providing a family for life for a child or children who can never live with their birth families.
One of our adopter's has kindly shared their experience with us.
We know that the right support is crucial to ensuring that adoptive parents feel able to meet the needs of their child not just at the point of adoption but as the child grows and develops.
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