Fostering and adoption services & information
Private fostering is when a child under the age of 16 (under 18 if disabled) is cared for by someone who is not their parent or a ‘close relative’.
Details of the council's sufficiency duty for looked after children.
Find out about adopting a child or young person living in Croydon.
Croydon post adoption support and information services
Step-parent and partner adoption is where the new partner of a parent adopts the children, becoming their legal parent and sharing parental responsibility.