Foster carers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and circumstances. Some families have a mum and a dad, some families just a mum or just a dad. Some families have two mums or two dads. There is no such thing as a typical foster carer. Every family is unique. You can be:
- single, married or divorced
- living with a disability
- of any sexual orientation
- of any ethnic origin or religion
- working, looking for work or retired
- renting or owning your home
- a parent with your own children
- someone without children
We welcome people from all walks of life, as long as you are willing to celebrate and support each child as a unique individual, including their ethnicity and cultural heritage. We believe it is best for children to live with foster carers who reflect and understand a child’s heritage, ethnic origin, culture and language, and so we need carers from all types of backgrounds.
You can find out more about our carers, including how and why they started fostering by reading some of their blogs.