Is there an age limit to be a foster carer?

There is no upper age limit to being a foster carer. In fact, we have carers who foster well into their 70’s successfully.

As long as you are over the age of 21 and physically able, age is no limit to fostering. Although there’s no age limit, we think it’s important that you have experience in looking after children. For example, this could be through your career, or simply looking after family members.

Fostering Questions

We will try to answer all your questions

Birth Children

Can you foster if you haven’t had your own birth children?

Past Criminal Convictions?

We all have a past, but having a criminal conviction in your history might not stop you fostering


What kind of jobs, if any, allow you to foster alongside?

Do you have pets?

Find out how fostering and pets can work.


How long does the fostering assessment take?

Who needs fostering?

What kind of children need foster homes?

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