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Frequently Asked Qs
Some quick answers
Foster carers are needed from a diverse range of backgrounds – with different life experiences, skills and qualities – to help meet the needs of those children and young people in foster care. Most fostering services will look at these common criteria:
Be at least 21 years-old – although by law you can apply to foster from 18
Have a spare bedroom big enough for a young person to live in
Be a full-time resident in the UK, or with leave to remain
Be able to give the time to care for a child or young person, depending on their needs
As with the adoption process you need to be approved in order to become a foster carer. There are many foster care agencies who could approve you, so it is worth talking to a number of them before settling on the one that suits you best.
The National Fostering Agency has some useful advice on choosing the right agency for you, if you’re struggling to make a decision.
You can find agencies that welcome applications from LGBT+ people on our agency finder.
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