Mainstream fostering

AFA Fostering provides a variety of different foster homes to meet the differing needs of the children we look after.

If you are looking to become a foster parent in East Anglia or the Midlands, we want to hear from you. Regardless of the type of fostering you are interested in, either mainstream fostering or more intensive fostering, we are here to support our foster parents and their foster children through the process. Find out where we need foster parents most, and the traits we look for in a foster parent.

Short term fostering & bridging fostering

These meet the needs of children on a short-term fostering basis. This may be before returning to their birth family or moving to an alternative Long Term or Permanent family. These can also be pre-adoptive.

Emergency fostering

These meet the immediate needs of children, often on the same day or night, and weekends. These can also be unaccompanied minors.


Respite provides support to families who do not have their own support network. It may also be for a means of supporting other foster families.

Get in touch to find out more about fostering.

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Already a foster parent?

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