There’s no such thing as a typical carer. Everyone is different and we have no restrictions on ethnicity, gender, sexuality or religion.
You can foster if you have other children (never underestimate your natural skills as a mum or dad). You can foster if you have pets. You can foster if you’ve never had children. And you can foster more than one child – it’s your childcare skills, your approach to life and your personality that really makes the difference.
Changing lives together isn’t so much about what you have or don’t have. It’s about what you’re prepared to share. But don’t forget, you do need a spare room!
If you’d like to find out more about the realities of fostering, read the first-hand experiences of some of our current carers.