What I find a little odd in all the recent discussion about adoption is the complete absense of any comment about where children are before being placed for adoption and that is largely with foster carers. One of the many interesting things about foster carers is the number who are also adopters. I would encourage anyone with a passion for safe, effective and loving care to children to think about fostering and get in touch with their local authority to start the assessment process (about a year from first expressing an interest to being approved)