common question

how long does it take to become a foster carer?

how long does it take to become a foster carer?

Everyone’s journey is different. Fostering is a decision to make a real difference to the lives of children in your community. It might take a little while to get you there, but the first step is the most powerful.

what can I expect?

From our first talk to your official green light, the process of becoming a foster carer can take up to six months. Every step of the way, we’ll be with you.

We’ll get to know you and your family. Find out what you’re passionate about, and most importantly, who you are. It’s not just your home and your community that matter to us. We care about you as an individual. We work to match you with foster children who’ll fit into your family and your way of life. To make the best matches – and build the best possible futures – we need to know everything that we can.

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