Private Fostering

Private Fostering - BBC Learning English 6 Minute English...

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BBC Learning English 6 Minute English Private Fostering 6 Minute English © bbclearningenglish.com 2008 Page 1 of 4 Yvonne: Hi, I'm Yvonne Archer, this is '6 Minute English' – and Callum's here to help me today! Hello Callum. Callum: Hello Yvonne. Yvonne: Recently, BAAF – the British Association for Adoption and Fostering held a Private Fostering Awareness Week here in the UK. And BAAF wanted to help us all understand what 'private fostering' is. But before we find out, Callum - are you ready for today's big question? Callum: Oh yes! Yvonne: Good! The world's very first Child Protection Agency was created in 1894 in the United States. What inspired it? Was it work to… a) stop child labour b) prevent cruelty to animals - OR c) educate all children Callum: Ummm – I going… I think it's b) – I think it was inspired by preventing cruelty to animals. Yvonne: Interesting – and we'll find out whether you're right or wrong later on! Now Callum, we need you to help us with some language. We know that 'adoption' is when someone takes a child home with them permanently and the child is legally theirs. So, the adopted child has new parents and a new family. But what's 'fostering', Callum?
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6 Minute English © bbclearningenglish.com 2008 Page 2 of 4 Callum: ' Fostering' is different from adoption because although it's also an official arrangement, it's temporary. 'Foster parents' only take a 'foster child' to live
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