14 Fostering Questions

Many people would love to become foster carers but believe wrongly that they wouldn’t be accepted. In reality, the main requirements we ask for at application stage are that you are over the age of 21 and have a spare bedroom. We understand that deciding to become a foster carer is a life changing decision and that you are bound to have questions. Here are some of the most common ones we get asked.

Fostering Question 1

Do I need to own my own property?

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Fostering Question 2

Why do we need independent agencies?

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Fostering Question 3

Do I have to be a British citizen to foster?

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Fostering Question 4

Can I be a foster carer if I smoke?

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Fostering Question 5

I am single, can I still be a foster carer?

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Fostering Question 6

Can I foster if I have pets in my home?

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Fostering Question 7

Will I receive financial support from Compass?

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Fostering Question 8

Can I foster if I am LGBT/GLBT?

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Fostering Question 9

Will children have contact with their birth family?

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Fostering Question 10

Can I foster if I haven’t had any of my own children?

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Fostering Question 11

Do I need to be able to drive?

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Fostering Question 12

Is there an age limit for foster carers?

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Fostering Question 13

How long is it likely to take to become a foster carer?

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Fostering Question 14

I work, can I still foster?

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