Becoming a foster parent

Like parenting, fostering is challenging. But becoming a foster parent is also one of the most rewarding things you can do. Providing stability, support and care in your home for a child who really needs it, and seeing that child grow and develop in your care, is enormously fulfilling.

Children in need of fostering can be any age and from different backgrounds. Many have had difficult life experiences. They need a safe, stable home environment in which to rebuild trust and grow in confidence.

We would love to hear from caring, resilient people who are thinking about becoming a foster parent for the first time. We’d also welcome calls from experienced foster parents who would like to transfer fostering agency. People from all kinds of backgrounds, cultures, religions and communities are welcome. We care for children of all ages, and we’re particularly keen to hear from people who can care for older children, sibling groups and parent and child placements.

Why not read more about who makes a good foster parent?

How will AFA support you becoming a foster parent?

Here at AFA Fostering, we can help you achieve your aspiration of becoming a foster parent, with all the rewards fostering can bring. As a fostering agency, our priority is to carefully match children with the right foster parent for them. We are proud of the strong and supportive relationships that children develop with their foster families.

Find out more about what makes AFA different and how we will support your fostering journey.


Do you have a genuine interest in helping children to make their lives better?

Can you provide a warm supportive and caring home for a child?

Do you have the time, energy, flexibility and commitment to look after a child?

Do you have a spare room?

Do you have a spare room?

Get in touch to find out more about fostering

Already a foster parent?

We’d love to hear from experienced foster parents too. Find out more about transferring fostering agencies.