Discovering Potential: Achieving Success


Becoming a foster carer is a life changing decision and it is inevitable you will have lots of questions about the process and the actual role of being a foster carer.

Our FAQ page hopefully answers some commonly asked questions.

If we have not answered all your queries on our website, please feel free to give us a call or complete an enquiry and we will get back to you.

What is Foster Care?

Who can foster?

How long does it take to become an approved foster carer?

Does my partner/spouse need to be assessed?

Can I still work and foster?

What checks and references are carried out during the assessment?

How much do foster carers get paid?

Who decides which children I will foster?

How will my birth children be affected by fostering?

Can I foster if I am LGBT?

What is the difference between fostering for an agency and a local authority?

How do foster carers make a difference?

Can I foster?

How do I become a foster carer?

What is a foster carer?

What support do foster carers get?

In terms of financial support, being a foster carer is a highly valued profession and Fostering2Inspire offers generous and competitive fostering allowances. In practical terms we offer continued advice and support, with the benefit of the Mockingbird Family Programme we have adopted providing both expert guidance and the friendly assistance of our network of foster carers.

What do foster carers do?

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