GLOUCESTERSHIRE County Council will have an adoption and fostering information stand at Hill Chapel Church, Chapel Street, Stroud GL5 1DU on Saturday February 8 between 10am and 3pm.

People are invited to come along and have a chat with members of the team about fostering and adoption.

The county council accepts applications to foster and adopt from all sectors of society. All children are different, and to meet their needs the county council is looking for a wide variety of people.

The council is keen to hear from people looking to foster and adopt children of all ages including babies and toddlers. There is also a real need for people to foster teenagers and also adopt and foster children with disabilities and groups of brothers and sisters. There is no upper age limit to foster or adopt and people can come from all walks of life.

The county council aims to approve adopters within six months from their registration of interest. On average foster carers are approved within five months of accepting their application to foster. Those interested in fostering or adoption must have a spare room available.

For further information about fostering with the county council go to or call 01242 532654.

For adoption go to or call 01452 427753.

29th January 2014