We have a large community of foster carers with a range of backgrounds, and you can foster as a single person, a couple, or a family with children.
You must, however, understand that fostering affects your whole family and close friends.
If you’re in a relationship, your partner must want to foster too. If you have children of your own, you must consider how they will feel sharing their home with another child.
Each individual or family will bring something different to the role and there are only a few basic requirements to consider at the initial stages of your fostering journey.
By far the most important thing to remember is children need understanding, patience, and stability, so you will need to be empathetic, resilient, and committed.