Thinking of fostering but heard you can’t?

There are many myths around who can foster resulting in many people ruling themselves out unnecessarily. Some things we often hear are:

  • I’m too old to foster
  • I’m too young to foster
  • I can’t foster as I don’t own my own home
  • I can’t foster because I am single
  • I don’t have my own children so I can’t become a foster carer
  • I am from the LGBT community so I can not foster

These are all fostering myths.

Often people rule themselves out of becoming foster carers as they feel there may be a barrier to them fostering.  We need foster carers from a wide range of backrounds, races and religions. This can help ensure each child gets the right home, first time.

Take our fostering quiz to see if you can become a foster carer, or contact one of our advisers on

Take our fostering quiz