Who can foster?

Foster parents come from all walks of life.

Foster parents come from different cultural and social backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, and are of various sexual orientations, physical abilities, ages and genders. You might rent or own your own house. You might be single, or in a relationship. We welcome all enquiries and do not discriminate against anyone because of their age, race, beliefs, sexual orientation or gender.

There is not one single profile of what makes a good foster parent. All children are unique with different needs. We need different people to meet their needs. What really matters above all else is that you have the capacity to love, care for and provide a stable home for a child or young person.

You can foster with our Agency if:

  • You’re over the age of 21.

  • Have one or more spare bedrooms.

  • Can drive or have consistent access to a car.

  • You have the personal qualities that mean you can be a great foster parent.

  • If you have children at home, we will need to consider their age and circumstances to decide if it’s the right time for you as a family.

  • You live in the North East area or Yorkshire. This includes but is not limited to Middlesbrough, Stockton, Darlington, Hartlepool, Redcar, Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland.


Speaking with our team helps you decide whether fostering is right for you.

After reading this if you feel it’s something that you could do, we would love to hear from you. We know fostering is rewarding and can change the lives of children and the people who look after them. An enquiry whether that's a message, a call or even chatting to us on Facebook is all about investing some time together to figure out your fostering fit.