Thinking of becoming a Foster Carer?
“… Because a child can never have too many people to love them.”
Fostering is an opportunity for ordinary people to do something incredible – opening their homes and their hearts to children, teenagers, and young people from all walks of life in need of care, safety, and guidance.
Becoming a foster carer starts when you first reach out to us, with our team always looking for foster families and carers from different backgrounds and with different lifestyles – including same sex couples, individual carers, divorced or widowed people, older and younger couples, and beyond.
With our aim being to create harmonious matches between our foster carers and the children and young people who need them, the greater variety of families we can partner with the better. That’s why, regardless of your situation, background, culture, or religion, we would love to hear from you.
What skills do you need to become a foster carer?
While there are some skills which can be beneficial when it comes to applying to become a foster carer, the biggest thing you need to have is an open mind and an open heart. So many of the children who come to Blue Sky Fostering are simply in need of a safe and welcoming place to call home, with our team offering extensive and comprehensive training for different scenarios and types of fostering.
Fostering will put some of the life experiences you didn’t know you had to the test and will reveal things you didn’t know about yourself before. It will test you, but it will reward you in equal measure and beyond, with many of our Blue Sky Fostering carers remaining with us for many years in testament to the community we have created.
Read our case studies and foster carer stories to hear from the real experts on what it takes to become a foster carer.
As long as you have…
- A spare bedroom
- An open mind to accept children of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life
- Room in your family for an extra member (or two!)
… then we want to hear from you!
Could foster care be the next adventure that you and your family have been waiting for?