Adoption and Fostering

Everything you need to know about adoption and fostering in Peterborough can be found on our dedicated websites.


Our adoption team will support you through making the decision to become an adoptive parent and beyond. Find out more on the Peterborough adoption website


Find out more about what fostering a child could mean for you and your family on the Peterborough fostering website.

Private fostering

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. It's a private arrangement made between a parent and a carer, for 28 days or more.

Close relatives are defined as step-parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles or aunts (whether of full blood, half blood or marriage/affinity.

Further information is available from the Somebodyelse's Child website