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If you think that you'd be able to give a child a home and would like to find out more about the possibilities of fostering in Wales, then have a look or get in touch with some of the organisations that we've listed here.

Useful contacts

  • Fostering Network Wales

    The Fostering Network Wales includes most individual foster carers in Wales, all the local authorities and all the major independent fostering providers.

    • Telephone: 0800 316 7664 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-12.30pm)
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  • British Association for Adoption and Fostering

    One of the main organisations which looks after every aspect of fostering and adopting children, it ensures that high standards and good training is available for all who are part of the process. They have two offices in Wales in Cardiff and Rhyl.

  • Children in Wales

    Children in Wales is an umbrella organisation which looks after the interests of children, young people and families in Wales. Advice, useful links and news for parents and organisations.

  • Voices from Care Cymru

    Voices from Care Cymru is an organisation which is run by people who have had direct experience of the care system in Wales, an it aims to help the young people within this system by making sure that their voices are heard.  

  • Barnados

    An agency with over a 100 years experience of finding new homes for children.

  • Family Lives

    Family Lives is a helpline staffed by parents for anyone in a parenting role including step-parents, grandparents, lone parents and adoptive parents. They offer support and information on all issues of concern including bullying, behaviour, sexual abuse, education, alcohol and drugs.

    • Telephone: 0808 800 2222 (7am-Midnight)
    • Textphone: 0800 783 6783
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  • DirectGov - Adoption and fostering

    Official information about fostering and adoption options from the UK government.