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The aim of this study was to show similarities and differences between foster and biological parents in experiencing parenting difficulties. One of the hypotheses states that there are differences between biological and foster parents when it comes to a range of received and given support expected from both family and others. Obtained results suggest a difference between biological and foster parents when it comes to the sense of support coming from outside. Specialists, institutions, other parents, teachers are more supportive towards foster parents than biological ones. Partners, family, friends (people close to family) are more supportive towards biological parents.