In traditional adoption, many local authorities give a settling in grant to adopters when the child is first placed, which is a one off payment of approximately £250. In a small number of cases an adoption allowance is also given to adopters, which is paid to adopters on a monthly basis, and assessed annually. An adoption allowance cannot be relied upon however, and therefore all adopters have to demonstrate they can afford to care for a child as part of the assessment process.
As a concurrent carer you would be paid whilst fostering the child, until the court makes a decision as to whether they should be returned home or placed for adoption.
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