See: Social Services (UK)
[2016 May] Fostering children is big business CHRISTOPHER BOOKER All these profits ultimately derive from British taxpayers, on top of the generous sums earned by the carers themselves, employed through local authorities, such as Norfolk county council, which two years ago was advertising pay of £590 a week, or £30,000 a year for each foster child taken.
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 Why the explosion in child-snatching is big business By Christopher Booker
 How social services are paid bonuses to snatch babies for adoption The number of babies under one month old being taken into care for adoption is now running at almost four a day (a 300 per cent increase over a decade). In total, 75 children of all ages are being removed from their parents every week before being handed over to new families. Some of these may have been willingly given up for adoption, but critics of the Government's policy are convinced that the vast majority are taken by force.