Somerset County Council

Adoption and fostering

  • AdoptionInformation about adoption including a step-by-step guide to the adoption process, stories from families and answers to questions
  • FosteringInformation about fostering including a step-by-step guide to becoming a foster carer, answers to questions, and stories from carers
  • Supported LodgingsThe scheme helps people over 16 to develop the practical skills and emotional stability they need to live independently and reach their potential.
  • Private fosteringPrivate fostering is when a child under the age of 16 (or 18 if disabled) lives with someone who is not a close relative or person with parental responsibility for 28 days or more