What is Permanent Fostering?
Adoption is not the only option for children who need families to grow up in. Families may foster children through out their childhood and maintain a family link with them as adults.
Whilst the care and commitment given to the children may be the same, the legal basis is different. When a child is in a permanent foster home and there is a Permanence Order in place the foster carers may have some parental rights and responsibilities for the child.
The decision that a child should be permanently fostered rather than adopted is usually made because the child is older and also may be because the child has links with birth family members which are important and should be maintained.
Foster carers are part of the Moray Council Fostering scheme. As such they receive finance to cover the costs of caring for the child, and also an additional fee.
All foster carers have a link worker from the Fostering and Adoption Team, and they attend training provided through the team.
Fostering & Adoption Team
PO Box 6770