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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. 




Foster with Suffolk County Council


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.


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Adopt with Suffolk County Council


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. 


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Could you make a difference by fostering a young person?

Check if you're eligible


Join us at one of our fostering and adoption events across Suffolk.

All events are relevant equally for fostering and adoption.


Sat 21st October

Ipswich Museum 

High Street, IP1 3QH

10.30am - 1.30pm

Meet an adoptive parent



Tues 24th October

 Ipswich Museum

High Street, IP1 3QH

10.30am - 4.30pm




Wed 25th October

 St Augustine's Church Hall

Bucklesham Road

Ipswich, IP1 3QH


Adoption drop in - Meet an adoptive parent


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Why Suffolk? 

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 

Read Sandra's story

Read our carer's stories

Start your fostering or adoption journey today

Contact us