Three Ways to Become a Foster Carer

Here are some main ways you can become a foster carer:

1. Make an enquiry to your local foster care agency such as Oak Lodge Fostering to find out more information on the type of skills and traits required to be a foster parent. You must ensure your home is suitable for a child.

2. Start the Application process. You will be sent out an application pack from the relevant agency. Once this process is complete and if you are approved as a foster carer you will be asked to attend various types of training to keep you up to date.

3. Once approved you can start preparing for a child’s arrival such as putting the finishing touches to your home as well as buying supplies for the child and examining your budget.

The above tips are just some of the ways you can become a foster parent and are by no means an exhausted list but I hope they are helpful.

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