Welcome to Suffolk Fostering & Adoption
Who we are
Suffolk Fostering Service and Suffolk Adoption Agency are part of Suffolk County Council. As a local authority, we are responsible for more than 750 children in care in Suffolk. Our goal is to secure families for Suffolk children, either on a short-term or permanent basis. By working with us, you're supporting children and families in your local community.
What we do
We provide training, support and financial assistance to carers and adoptive parents in Suffolk. Carers and adoptive parents find working with us a rewarding, life-changing experience. If you think you could provide a home for a child in Suffolk, please explore our website to find out more about fostering or adopting with us.
There are around 750 children in care in Suffolk. If you have patience, compassion and have a spare room, you could provide a child with the secure home life they need. Find out if you could foster a child or young person who needs looking after on a short-term or permanent basis.
Through adoption you become a child's legal parent. You take on all the legal and practical responsibilities and the joys this entails, throughout their childhood and beyond. Find out if you could permanently adopt a child in Suffolk.
Join us at one of our fostering and adoption events across Suffolk.
Wednesday 17th May
5pm - 7pm ,
La Tour Cycle Cafe,
Meet a fostering social worker
Saturday 27th May
10am - 5pm,
Meet a foster carer
Saturday 27th May
11am - 3pm
One Big Saturday,
Ipswich , IP4 5PD
Meet a foster carer and an adoptive parent
Suffolk Adoption and Fostering Service was rated GOOD by Ofsted for 2015/2016
"Fostering has helped us all develop so much as a family and individuals. We are still in touch with most of the children we have looked after and some are still like extended family."
- Sandra, foster carer