|What sort of people foster?
Children are fostered by a range of people including married couples, people in defacto relationships and single people. It doesn’t matter whether or not you are a parent, as long as you have the skills and abilities necessary to care for Children & Young People. It is a question of matching the needs of a child or young person with what different carers have to offer and finding the most suitable placement.
What does my family think of fostering?
We ask people to speak to their immediate and extended family to ascertain others views about caring for a child or young person. It is important that everyone share the same motivation to foster and be supportive of the idea especially if people have their own children.
Do I have enough space in my home?
All types of homes can be suitable for fostering as long as you have adequate space for a child in your home. It is also important to note that depending on the type of fostering you are interested in that it may not be suitable for a child or young person in care to share a room.
Do I have the time?
We ask people to consider what their current commitments and responsibilities are and if they have the appropriate supports and resources to provide care for a child or young person. It is possible to combine working outside your home with foster care depending on the type of foster care you are interested in and the child or young person’s needs.